We now stock the Mora Rookie knife as a greenwood carving knife for youngsters. Morakniv is a reputable brand from Sweden.
The perfect choice for the novice knife user. The rounded tip and finger guard add the extra safety needed. The wooden handle fits nicely in smaller hands and the polymer sheath keeps the knife and user safe when not in use.
You can either come in and buy a knife in person for $37 from our workshop at the Toi Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre (in which case please 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. NZ postage & post bag are $8.90 & our packaging/handling time costs $4. This is included in the $50).
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, and usually run spoon-carving for children every school holidays. 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 Barn the Spoon on sharpening a straight knife.
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