Monday, 19 March 2012

New knives

Here are a couple of knives from the fantastic blacksmith and all-round nice guy Ben Orford. They are both handled with apple wood and the blades are 01 tool steel. I really like the handle on the sloyd knife (the smaller of the two), but I've found myself using the larger 'woodlander' more often. With a full tang, it's a very strong knife, allowing me to make big, powerful cuts with confidence. Recently I've been doing a lot of my carving indoors, so this knife is able to quickly remove wood in areas where I might otherwise use an axe.
Aside from being very functional items, I find both of these knives to be aesthetically great and incredibly comfortable to use for extended periods.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Birch and sycamore spoons

 A small bowled birch spoon with a thin handle.
 A shallow sycamore with a short handle and a bit of detailing on the end of the handle.
A spalted birch eating spoon. I quite like the shape of this one.