|Review by Elaine||posted 05-15-2009 03:06 PM||8270 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
I was in a quandary several weeks ago, fractured heel/ripped tendon and a “fashionable” new boot. I was googling -woodworking from the barcalounger (recliner) or some such and ran across Del Stubb’s Pinewood Forge sight. Ordered a couple packages -kolrosing and spoon carving along with the knives. The tools are wonderful, easy to use and easy to sharpen. The Kolrosing Knife itself is a piece of art, well balanced and comes sharpened and ready to use. IMHO, prices are very fair for the high quality product. Kolrosing is literally “coal rubbing” and the process comes historically from Scandinavian countries. The kolrosing knife is like a high quality pen, though balanced to weight at the blade. If you can hold a pen, you can use the knife. There is a learning curve but so is life. The spoon knife and the sloyd knife are well balanced. Del has some videos on youtube.com and from his sight, pinewoodforge.com that provides enough detail in sharpening knifes or forming spoons. Better yet, with this form of carving, I don’t get “the look” from LOML for chips being all over the floor. I highly recommend this product for everyone who needs a bit of relaxing to someone on bed rest!