The most important thing when it comes to woodcarving is a sharp knife. Instead of being a wonderful, creative experience, it can become both irritating and dangerous if the knife is blunt. A real sharp knife gets you on the right path quite simply.
Our Hook Knives
The blade on our hook knives comes in four different versions. Large and small radius, Double edges for both push and pull carving and single edge for left or right hand. All with space for finger support along the spine.
This knife has a single-edged stainless steel blade for left hand use. The back of the knife is not sharp which gives you the possibilities to use your right hand to push the blade with your fingers from the back. This blade has the smaller curve of our hook knives.
Hook Knife 164
This knife has a single-edged stainless steel blade for right hand use. The back of the knife is not sharp which gives you the possibility to use your left hand to push the blade with your fingers from the back. This blade has the smaller curve of our hook knives.
Hook Knife 162
This knife has a dubble-edged stainless steel blade so that you can use it for both pull and push carving. The blade has the smaller curve of our hook knives.
Hook Knife 163
A knife with a dubble-edged stainless steel blade, for both pull and push carving. This blade has a more open curve.. Perfect for making a clean cut surface or bowls with large radius.
If you want to carve your own spoon, dish or cup, you will need a hook knife as its U-shape makes it possible to hollow out rounded and concave shapes.
The blade has to run through the curve you are carving in the wood, and if it is wide front to back - the back edge catches on the inside of the curve and makes the edge dig in, this results in chatter rather than a smooth cut.
Therefore we’ve optimized the blade to make it run smooth over the inside of the spoon or bowl. Improved edge bevels complete the blade and give it the optimum carving experience.
All blades are made of stainless steel.
The classic Morakniv shaped handle made out of birch wood sits perfectly in your hand independent of grip or carving technique. Natural wood also gives excellent friction and feeling against your skin. A wooden handle also gives the possibility to reshape the handle according to own preferences.
The edge protection
To protect both you and the knife all our hook knives come with a simple but ingeniously designed edge protection. Made out of Swedish vegetable tanned leather manufactured locally with cowhides from the region.