Woodcarving is so much easier if you have the right tools for the job and thankfully in this case the right tools need not cost a fortune. Here is master woodcarver Wille Sundqvist teaching our children safe carving technique, quite a few years ago. Perfect for carving any time or anywhere, the ‘Jack’ has two razor sharp knife blades honed and ready for use. The comfortable ash carved handle allows for long periods of carving without hand fatigue at a price you can afford. The blades of this unique carving tool fold into their handle just like a pocket knife’s blades.
About five minutes in, the knife blade slipped from the wood and went right into my thumb, opening up a nice-sized cut. I have several thousands of pounds worth of knives and yes the £16 mora is as good as anything else I have used. Overall: Despite this whittling knife costs less than twenty-five dollars, it is an amazing knife, comparable to many higher end ones, as is always the case with Mora. It is often helpful to tape the pattern to the wood with small pieces of masking tape. Hold the wood in your left hand and the knife firmly in your right hand with the blade facing away from you.
Casual whittling is generally performed with a small-bladed knife, usually a pocket knife Specialized whittling knives, with fixed single blades, are preferred for sculpting artistic work. The tools have ergonomically designed handles that enable extended periods of carving without hand tiredness. Our crooked knives come with a fully-honed razor edge which will give several hours of carving before needing maintenance. The full size knives are used for mask and bowl carving and for roughing and hollowing tasks. After my hands started aching something fierce, it finally dawned on me that my knife probably needed some sharpening.
As for the bevel, it means that the blade will ‘jig’ itself out of cuts, very handy when cutting back towards the hand to create the far side of grooves and furrows and also carving fine detail. Skew carving knife is used for taking more vertical cuts where room is limited for a conventional whittling stroke. See, I have one of those interchangeable carving knifes, and I’m not sure what the benefits are. Both these knives have laminated blades that is the steel is a sandwich of very hard high carbon in the middle with softer steel at the sides. I figured it must have been the wood, so I just soldiered on, applying more and more pressure with the knife.
The set includes a V Tool and 4 gouges, carving knife, the slipstrop sharpening system with compound, mallet and a tool and project guide. The Morakniv Wood Carving 164 Hook Knife for a spoon and detailed wood carving is single-edged with a carbon steel blade (RC 59-60) and has a single bevel making it suitable for pull cuts with your right hand or for push cuts with your left hand.
Hook knife coming hot out of forge, then comes hardening, tempering, grinding, polishing, final sharpening, and ready to handle. The knife is supplied in a real leather sheath that easily attaches to your belt. Individual carvers are $37.00 each, or purchase any three carving knives for $105.00. All prices listed are in Canadian dollars and do not include shipping or applicable taxes.