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Bushcraft
Carving Tools

These partial tang knives and carving tools are made from 01 tool steel.  The carving knives come with the same flat grind as the full tang knives.

The spoon knives have a flat grind but only a single bevel on the outside edge to allow the tool to scribe through a curve.

All the tools come with a tapered, faceted Elm handle that is good for universal grips (other woods are available for an additional charge, please contact us for details).

You can now order all these tools "Online" by following this link to our Bushcraft shop. Carving Tools

Carving Tools
Spoon Knives (or Crook Knives)

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Spoon knives (or crook knives) have a curved blade with a single external bevel for the removal of material in the bowl of a spoon.  They are available both left and right handed and in three different sized curves.

Having a pair of both left and right is very useful when carving spoons and bowls so you can cut from both sides of the bowl, and also can use a push cut rather than a pull cut. If you are a beginner we would suggest starting with just one spoon knife for your dominant hand.

The standard 'SMALL' crook knife is a very good starter tool for spoons and cups etc. The flatter 'SMALL' crook knife is great for eating spoons as it leaves a very smooth surface with very little tool marks.

We also do these same blades with a longer, hybrid style handle which is curved  so you can use it like the Indian crook knife. It is very useful when making vessels like cups or noggins, but can still be used as a spoon knife too.

The 'MEDIUM' is good for advanced work and larger spoons, ladles and noggin bowls, especially if you go for the hybrid handle option.  All prices plus P+P 

Small crook knifeSMALL STANDARD- £33 - blade length 1.5” with 1” diameter curve

 

 

Flatter profile crook knifeSMALL FLATTER - £33  - blade length 2”with  3” diameter curve

 

 

Hybrid handle crook knifeHYBRID HANDLE- £38   small standard blade or flatter curve

HYBRID HANDLE MEDIUM- £45

 

 

Medium crook knifeMEDIUM - £38    blade length 2.5” 1.4” diameter curve


Small Standard Crook knife

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The standard small crook knife is very good to get you started with carving spoons and cups etc. and is a great addition to any carving kit. The standard small crook knife has a versatile blade shape so that you can use the nose for hollowing deeply and the straighter section near the handle for flatter surfaces.

When choosing crook knives, having a pair of both left and right handed is very useful when carving spoons and bowls. It allows you to cut from both sides and cut with the grain, leaving a smoother surface. If you are right handed the right handed crook knife is used to make cuts towards yourself and the left handed one has the cutting edge on the opposite side and so can be used with a pushing cut (vice versa if you are left handed). 

If you are purchasing your first crook knife we would suggest that you buy a crook knife that cuts towards you eg.if you are right handed you would choose a right handed crook knife.

Blade length 1.5” with 1” diameter curve

Standard Small crook knife - £33  

All prices plus P+P

To order Online click here  Small standard crook knife

 


Flatter curve Crook knife

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The flatter curve crook knife is very good if you are making lots of flatter eating spoons or shallow bowls due to the fact that the blade leaves a very smooth flat surface.  We find them great for spoon carving as we tend to leave a cut surface rather than sanding. The large area of contact with the wood leaves very few tool marks so very little finishing is required.  The standard flatter crook knife can be used on various woodcraft projects and is a great addition to any carving kit.

When choosing crook knives, having a pair of both left and right handed is very useful when carving spoons and bowls. It allows you to cut from both sides and cut with the grain, leaving a smoother surface. If you are right handed then the right handed crook knife is used to make cuts towards yourself and the left handed one has the cutting edge on the opposite side and so can be used with a pushing cut (vice versa if you are left handed). 

If you are purchasing your first crook knife we would suggest that you buy a crook knife that cuts towards you eg.if you are right handed you would choose a right handed crook knife.

Blade length 2" with 3" diameter curve

Small Flatter crook knife - £33

Plus  P+P

To order online click here Flatter Curve Crook Knife 


Pick Knives

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These knives are the smallest knives we make. They still have a full size handle but have very small blades which are ideal for detailed work and for engraving on your wooden projects, such as the handle of spoons.

Available in 2 sizes.

A great little knife for learners or children as they can feel the technique without the danger of a large blade.

Big Pick knife - £27      1.25” blade length 

Small Pick knife - £25       1” blade length

Plus P+P

To order online click here Pick Knives


The Field Knife

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This is a special little knife for wearing around your neck so you always have it handy.  It has a similar blade to the Big Pick Knife but has a lovely antler tine for a handle that not only looks great but is also very comfortable and practical.

It comes with a hand stitched leather case that can be worn either way up as there is a clever little rare earth magnet stitched inside to hold the knife in place.

Available with either the classic antler tine for a handle or the new stumpy antler handle which is slightly shorter in the hand but still very comfortable to use.

£52  1.25” blade length

Plus P+P

To order online click here The Field knife


Indian Crook Knife

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Based on a north American design used like we use a draw knife but with one hand instead of two.  It is the multi-tool of the woodsman.  It has a much bigger and wider blade and a shaped handle with a thumb rest to enable more force and control.

I make these with two styles of blade either a flatter section with a curved front end with the bevel on the inside, ideal for planing on bows, paddles and large bowls etc. or a more curved blade like a large spoon knife with the bevel on the outside ideal for hollowing on larger bowls or ladles etc.

Indian crook knife - £52  internal bevel blade length 3”
external bevel blade length 2.25” with 1.25” diameter curve

Plus P+P

To order online click here Indian Crook Knives


Sloyd Knife

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Sloyd being the Swedish name for craft, this is what it is, a simple little knife ideal for carving and craft work where the need for the strength of a full tang is not required.

Made from 2mm stock and supplied with a simple leather blade cover. A great starting knife into the woodcraft world and really nice for fine carving and a great companion to a bigger knife.

We make these in different sizes and you can have a custom leather sheath made for them if specified.

please see the leather goods section for sheaths.

SLOYD KNIVES:    2” knife £36  

SLOYD KNIFE with handstitched slip sheath add £19 or £24 for a belt sheath

Plus P+P

To order online click here Sloyd Knives


English Sloyd Knife

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The English Sloyd knife (sloyd being the Swedish name for craft) was designed to fill the requirements for a simple craft knife ideal for carving and craft work. It has a longer 3" blade and a comfortable contoured handle where the need for the strength of a full tang is not required. 

Made from 2.2mm stock and supplied with a simple leather blade cover.  A perfect starting knife into the woodcraft world and really nice for fine carving.  A good companion for the smaller sloyd or pick knife.

Handstitched sheaths available please see Leather Goods page or online shop.

ENGLISH SLOYD KNIVES:    3” knife £55

Plus P+P

To order online click here English Sloyd Knife


 

 

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