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Woodworking Knives

Woodworking Knives

There can be no finer way to spend a sunny afternoon than sitting under a tree carving a spoon, bowl, Kuska or spatula from a piece of green wood. Completely engrossed in what you are doing and yet fully immersed in nature at the same time.

Ray Iles spooncarving and whittling knives are hand forged from Sheffield O1 carbon steel. Hand forging compacts and refines the grain of the steel so that it will take a smooth, mouthwateringly sharp, long lasting edge. The blades are a little thicker than cheap knives stamped out of sheet metal and the back of the blade is rounded so you can use it to apply pressure directly over the edge if necessary.

Rather than being symmetrical, the handles are more slender and oblong towards the blade end, it doesn't sound like much but when you've been spoon carving with them for an hour you really notice the difference.

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  1. Narex Spoon Making Carving Tool - Double Edge

    £28.80
    Narex Spoon Making Carving Tool - Double Edge...
  2. Narex Spoon Making Carving Tool - Small Right

    £28.80
    Narex Spoon Making Carving Tool - Small Right...
  3. Kanenori Japanese Nata Billhook 180mm

    £69.50
    the Japanese nata is serious multi-purpose green woodworking tool. Like billhooks everywhere they are produced in a bewildering variety of shapes, but these were recommended to us as being the most suitable for making things (as opposed to agricultural and horticultural uses). Like many green woodworking tools they are relatively ineffective on dry hardwoods but will sail through green ash or sycamore beautifully....
  4. Kanenori Japanese Nata Billhook 135mm

    £59.50
    The Japanese nata is serious multi-purpose green woodworking tool. Like billhooks, nata are produced in a bewildering variety of shapes, but these were recommended to us as being....
  5. Fedeca Mellow Mode Japanese Whittling Knife Kit

    Regular Price: £37.50

    Special Price £33.75

    Designed for first time knife makers to make the process of making your first knife as easy and successful as possible.

    The soul of any knife is the steel composition and heat treatment of the blade, so no economies have been made there; laminated Japanese powder metallurgy steel carefully hardened and tempered to give a tough, razor sharp, long lasting edge. The blade is ground with an offset double bevel – sounds complicated bu...

  6. Ray Iles Whittling Knife

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  7. Ray Iles Straight Edge Whittling Knife

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  8. Ray Iles Shallow Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged by Ray Iles from O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ord...
  9. Ray Iles Deep Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. The deep spoon carving knife is designed for getting inside tight corners, this tool is traditionally used for spooncarving, bowls, Kuksa, etc. but is suitable for carving any relatively tight radi...
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    Ray Iles Shallow Spoon Carving Tool (Left)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  11. Ray Iles Traditional Large Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £36.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
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    Ray Iles Traditional Large Spoon Carving Tool (Left)

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
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    Narex 'Start' Carving Chisel Set

    £39.50

    Narex have produced an extremely affordable set of 5 starter chisels that do work. The blades are simple sheet steel pressings - but it's the correct grade of steel, and it is properly heat treated so it will take and hold a good edge.

    The Skew chisel, Shallow gouge,Medium gouge, Deep gouge, V-tool are pre-sharpened and come complete with a block of lime wood and clearly written instructions.
    If you want to get into wood car...

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    Narex 'Start' Spoon Carving Set

    £69.95
    Spoon carving is a lovely quiet self contained corner of the higly addictive craft of wood carving. You don't need many tools but as always its much easier if they are of good quality and nice and sharp. With a little bit of practice you will soon be able to produce a very acceptable spoon. This set from Narex is designed for complete beginners, it comes with instructions and a roughed out blank of easy carving lime wood so you can get going s...
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