Handmade, Hand forged Knives, Woodcarving Knives & Tools

Cariboo Blades

Hand Forged, Custom Knives & Tools

British Columbia, Canada                                  Since 1997

Aki Yamamoto, Scott  & Kai Richardson

  1. Pacific Northwest woodcarving tools

Woodcarving Adze

  1. Ghost saw blade
  2. Big circular head saw blade
  3. Cutting steel for large bushcraft and survival knives, woodcarving and timber hand tools

Heavy & Light Duty Bowl Carving Adze.
Long handles, two hands, Crossgrain Adze.
Lipped, cupped and gutter adze.

 Sculpting organic shapes. Traditional adze styled after the elbow adze, a Pacific Northwest design. Bowls, masks, totem poles, dug-out canoes, building furniture, fine art sculpture, hewing timbers and logs. We make adze for bushcraft tool kits. 
Different styles, different shapes.

Contact us.
Carving Adze Image Gallery
We've been recoverering high carbon saw blade steel from lumber mills in central  British Columbia since 1998. Big saw blades, 2, 4 and 6 feet in diameter, 1/4 and 5/16 inch thick. Recover and process is not easy but well worth the effort
Another choice of steel stock we forge is spring steel. We recover 5160 spring steel from older auto wrecks. For larger, heavier adze heads, spring steel is an excellent high carbon steel for adze blades cutting through tough knots and leaving finish behind.


We hand forge these quality steels and build our tools tough and have been making custom adze for carvers since 1993.

We hand craft and design our hand tools to fit with one another. These are are a few suggestions for Cariboo Blades wood carving sets put together by customers. A recurring theme is the adze and hook knife.
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 Wood Carving Set Gallery
Hardened and differentially tempered blades, blending the tempers from a tough blade to the strong edge.

When you request us to make an adze, the angle of blade to handle, handle length and the shape of the adze edge are specifics you may consider. We wrap a bit of leather on handles so that you can "choke up" the handle rather than ordering an adze with a short handle, if you want. You can move up a longer handle making it short. A short handle is short and limited to one hand.

Your bowl carving tool kit might not be complete without a hook or crooked knife.
Please visit our crooked knife page.
  1. handmade wood carving crooked knife with a long walnut handle
  2. Crooked knife blade full hook
  3. Crooked knife construction
YA few pictures of Cariboo Blades Wood Carving Hook Knives
.We live in  British Columbia, Canada on the edge of the Chilcotin plateau. We're off the grid, have no phone, our power is solar electric and our communication is via satellite through the internet.  We've done it this way for over 20 years. Please contact us through email.
Prices:

Lighter duty 3/16 - 1/4  inch thick  blades. Adze for carving & bushcraft,

- 1 inch,                 $395
- 1 1/2 inch,        $485
- 2 inch,                 $575

- 2 1/2 inch,        $665
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Heavier duty 5/16 thick blades. Bowl adze, woodcarving adze.

- 1 inch,                 $445
- 1 1/2 inch,        $535
- 2 inch,                 $625

- 2 1/2 inch,        $715
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Heavier duty, two hands, 5/16  thick.
Timber, totems, dug out canoes. Woodcarving.

- 2 inch,                 $640

- 2 1/2 inch,        $730
- 3 inch,                 $820

- 3 1/2 inch         $910
- 4 inch,                 $1000
Please email us the gallery and picture number of the adze or set your interested in, your questions and suggestions and we'll work with you. Leather wrap and handmade leather edge guards are included.
.We'll make custom lipped, cupped and gutter cross grain adze, bowl adze and mask adze any size or shape. The angle, blade to handle, can be requested. The handles start at 13 inches long up to 17 inches for the light and heavy adze. The two hands adze are from 20 inches up.
If your looking for a carpenter adze, a finish adze, mask or any style of adze please contact us . We've made a lot of different styles of adze.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE
  We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives. All our knives can be sent to us to be sharpened. You pay the shipping.

Cariboo Blades Tools & Knives