Saturday, September 17, 2011

Four New Knives!!!

It seems that lately I've been spending more time in my shop making knives than I have been spending carving.  Here are four new ones that I finished up this weekend:

This one's a real beauty.  The handle is octagonal dolphin shaped and is made from a piece of peach with some stunning grain.  The blade is a 1-1/8" scimitar shaped detail blade.  This knife would be fantastic for creating even the tiniest detail.

This knife is a real comfortable little knife.  The handle is stubby shaped and made of a nice piece of peach.  The wood I used to make the handle had some internal checking, leaving a fairly large crack down the left side of the knife, but after filling it with some epoxy, the handle should be good for a lifetime.  The blade is a 1-1/2" long katana shaped all-purpose blade.  This should be a wonderful knife for someone who may struggle with their grip, since the stubby handle is nice and chunky.  I did discount the price because of the crack, so this might be your chance to give this style a try.

Number three is an unusual little fellow.  I call the blade shape "Cleaver" since it looks kind of like a butcher's cleaver.  It's 1-1/4" long and nice and wide.  This knife will really hack off some wood, so it is listed as a rough-out style.  I made it as a friendly alternative to the utility knife that many are using.  I've tried using a utility knife to carve with before, be I just didn't like the feel of that thick, metal handle.  This knife offers a way to keep that utility blade shape, while maintaining a comfortable feel.  The handle is made from a nice piece of sapwood peach that has some delicate graining.

Last, but certainly not least, is this beauty.  It's a 1-1/4" scimitar shaped detail blade.  This style of blade has become one of my most popular, and it's easy to see why.  That nice profile is great for making curved cuts and that sharp point really gets into those tight place for detailing.  The dolphin shaped handle is made from a nice, rich piece of plumb with some terrific grain.  A fantastic little detail knife.

All of these knives are available for purchase on the Knife Gallery page.  Click on the photo in the Knife Gallery to see a few more pictures from different angles of these knives.

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