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Forum topic by groy87 posted 07-27-2013 06:54 PM 2402 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2013 06:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: knife carving

Does anyone have hook knife for spoon/ bowl carving knife they would be willing to trade/sell? I would also be interested in other carving knives but I’m mainly looking for a hook knife like in the attached image.

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 08-27-2013 04:11 AM

Any luck finding these knives?

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#2 posted 08-27-2013 05:41 AM

I typically use gouges for mine but have a few online resources for knives.

http://www.pinewoodforge.com/

http://www.countryworkshops.org/knives.html

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#3 posted 08-27-2013 12:03 PM

I got mine on E bay.

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#4 posted 08-27-2013 01:39 PM

I have a pair of the pinewoodforge knives but they are made to order and have a long turn around time. They are really nice knives.

Lee Valley used to sell them, but I do not see them available any more.

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#5 posted 08-27-2013 03:25 PM

Mora makes nice ones and not to expensive a Google search should find one for you

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#6 posted 08-27-2013 03:31 PM

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#7 posted 08-27-2013 03:47 PM

Search for the Mora (Sweden) #162, #163 & #164 hook knives, made specifically for carving bowls, spoons and kuksa.

The other trick is to go to a supplier of Farrier’s tools, a “Farm Store,” that sort of place. Mora #171 Equus hook knives come in L & R pairs, about $15 each here. The #188 is a wicked double bevel hook knife for about $30. They all need the bevels taken down from 30 degrees to 12-15 degrees. But, they all come up carving sharp. I have a #188 in an 18” handle for planing wavy western red cedar for curved carvings. I have 2 pairs of #171.

I try to hog out the bowl part with a Forstener bit in the drill press and finish with the hook knives.

I have 4 of the Haida-style blades sold by Lee Valley. You had better be fully prepared to make your own handles with a useful blade cant and learn to sharpen an edge that will hardly cut cheese when it arrives.

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 03:15 PM

pinewood forge knives are now easily available on Amazon.com in many designs and varieties. Even “a1Jim” has mentioned the link of Amazon on the above post.

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