This spoon knife is made in England by Ben Orford. Ben has a fantastic reputation in the UK for high quality tools, and himself is considered a very skilled greenwood-worker as well as knife maker. Check this video out of Ben at work turning a bowl on a pole lathe, one of my favourite inspirations... https://benandloisorford.com/videos/how-to-turn-a-bowl-on-the-pole-lathe/
Ben makes a number of different spoon carving tools and this is the Small Hybrid Crook Knife. Ben describes it here "It is a very good general purpose crook knife which allows you to carve spoons easily and, due to the shape of the hybrid handle, allows you to make cups, larger spoons, ladles and noggin bowls easily as the handle gives extra leverage."
The knife comes with an Elm handle that is good for universal grips.This crook knife is supplied with a leather blade wrap to protect the edge.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN ORDERING:
Please chose a left handed knife if you are left-handed.
Please be aware you will need to come and pick up your knife from our workshop at the Arts Centre.
(So to give you the background to the price in relation to what you'll on the following websites: We bought these 30 knives for £49.95 NZD$96.15 each via Matt at Woodland Craft Supplies in the UK as he gave us minimal postage of £18 for the lot i.e. .60p postage per knife = NZD$1.15. If you bought one direct from Ben you would pay £39.58 for the knife but then pay £17 postage i.e. £56.58 = NZD$108.89.
We have chosen not to add a commission on these to cover our time in arranging this because we really just want you to have them. Please do send me any queries about the knives via email: email@example.com)
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For those that have attended one of our spoon-carving workshops - come back and make more spoons! This is an opportunity to practice your craft, use the greenwood and tools...
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