Please note, we are currently sold out of these knives for right-handed people (we still have some for lefties). We hope to have some more in soon.
This hook knife is a suitable knife for greenwood carving spoons or bowls. Morakniv is a reputable brand from Sweden and they have recently improved the design this knife.
This knife has a single-edged stainless steel blade, and you can choose whether a knife for right or left hand use. The back of the knife is not sharp which gives you the possibility to use your non-carving hand to push the blade with your fingers from the back. Morakniv have optimised the blade to make it run more smoothly over the inside of the spoon or bowl. Improved edge bevels complete the blade and create an effective carving experience.
You can either come in and buy a knife in person for $75 from our workshop at the Toi Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre (in which case do not place an order here), or you can order one online here for $85 and we will post this out to you anywhere across Aotearoa (i.e. postage & packaging are included in the $85).
Learning to carve:
Your options for learning how to use this knife to carve a spoon include teaching yourself with some help from experts who've made freely available films online like this old film series with Barn the Spoon, or this series with Jögge Sundqvist, or for a small fee you can access lots of amazing tutorials in Barn's Spoon Club which is very worthwhile. Or you could learn from someone in person and if you'd like to come to a workshop, we run beginner spoon-carving workshops frequently. You'll find dates for spoon-carving workshops here.
Knives do need looking after. We highly recommend keeping them oiled and learning to sharpen and care for this tool properly as a blunt knife isn't fun, safe or effective. You're welcome to come to any of the Sharpening workshops here that Douglas Horrell runs with us at our workshop at the Toi Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre. Or here's a good short tutorial with Jögge Sundqvist on sharpening the Morakniv Spoon or Hook knife.
Knife Length = 164mm
Blade Length = 55mm
Blade Thickness = 2.0 mm
Blade Material = Stainless Steel
Handle Material = Birch
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