The Morakniv 106 is a world famous Sloyd knife for greenwood carving. It has a 79mm blade with a tapering wooden handle. Morakniv is a reputable brand from Sweden, and one day we will have locally made knives too.
You can either come in and buy the knives in person for $40 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 $50 and we will post this out to you anywhere across Aotearoa (i.e. postage & packaging are included in the $50).
Learning to carve:
Your options for learning how to use this knife to carve 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 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 now famous Barn the Spoon on sharpening a straight knife. There are lots of other helpful films on greenwood working and sharpening online too.
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