Custom made Pacific Northwest style carving knives.
Handmade Wood Carving Knives
Custom Handmade Hook Knives,
Bent and Crooked Knives
Hand forged from high carbon steel recovered from lumber mill circular saw blade and bandsaw.
Custom made crooked knife set and adze. 6 basic shapes of hook and a bowl adze. Hand carved cherry handles.
Edge tools that can handle a variety of carving projects big and small wood sculpture, bowls, ladles, spoons and masks.
Image Gallery of Hook and Crooked Knife Sets
A customer comment:
“You gentlemen made some bent knives for me about three years ago and I have been very happy with them especially how they hold their edge”. Thanks very much, Tony
Traditional wood carving knives used by carvers in the Pacific Northwest. We make custom carving hook knives for mask carving, relief carving, hand crafted furniture, bowl carving, spoon carving and generally for large and small woodcarving sculpture projects. Crooked knives are handy tools for flute makers and luthiers, cabinet makers, artisans and hobbyists. An indispensable knife. A bushcraft knife/tool. They're ideal for sculpting organic shapes.
Links to a couple of our tutorials,
We’re a small family business living and working on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau in the bush. We live simply growing our food, off most of the grids and make tools and knives
How to make a traditional hook knife, crooked knife, bent knife or crook. You can use this method to make a wood carving knife of any style. We wrote an article for Canadian Woodworking on How to build a hook knife a few years back.
All our crooked knives are custom to order. You choose the hook shapes, the handle size and wood type. We will build it. Custom made.
A custom wood carving set perfect for carving bowls and roughing out masks.
Crooked knives, hook knives, crook knives and bent knives are all designed for wood carving bowls, spoons and organic shapes. Bent blades and curved shapes vary to whatever the task is at hand. Traditionally carvers made their own tools. That's how Aki and I started. We've specialized in making double bevelled knives with long handles. Pacfic Northwest style carving knives. Custom made with double bevelled hooked edges, ie. two straight edges, two curved edges, both left and right handed.
A small size has a 6 1/2 inch handle and a 1 3/4 inch to 2 1/8 inch edge.
Medium has an 8 inch handle with 2 1/2 inch to 3 1/4 inch edges with 3/16" tangs.
Large knives have 10 inch handles, 3 1/3 to 4 1/4 inch edges with 3/16" tangs.