Custom made Pacific Northwest style carving knives.
Bowl carving knives and spoon carving knives. Custom made knife sets.
Large hand forged crooked knives and crooked knives from mill circular sawblade steel with long handles.
Custom made crooked knife set and adze. 6 basic shapes of hook and a bowl adze. Hand carved cherry handles
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.
We make the blades. Any shape you need. Send us a drawing or pick a shape from what you see here or in our catalogue.
A customer, “Morning, 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
Links to a couple of our tutorials,
How to make a traditional hook knife, crooked knife, bent knife or crook. You can use this method to make a wood carving knife any style. We wrote an article for Canadian Woodworking on How to build a hook knife a few years back.
6 inch forged double beveled, full parabolic hook blade inset in a 16 inch long apple wood handle. Its mate is a 1.5 inch edge carving adze.
Hand forged bushcraft knife, 1 large, medium and one small hook knife. The knives have spalted apple wood handles.
The Bushcraft knife has a 5 inch blade, 3/16 inch spine. The large hook knife has a 4 inch double beveled edge blade and a 10 inch handle, the medium hook knife has 3 inch double beveled blade and an 8 inch handle and the small hook is 1 3/4 double beveled edge with a 6 inch handle.
All our crooked knives are custom to order. You choose the shapes, the handle size and wood and we will make it. We make all our knives and tools this way. Custom made.
Go to our Crooked knife page on our online catalogue. You’ll find pricing, information, more pictures and more choice.
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.
We forge a flare into the tangs end to the same width of the blade, carve the tang into the handle, secure with stainless nuts and bolts. The fit is perfect and secure.
From 6 inches of double beveled blade to 1 1/4 inches.
Three small crooked knives, 1 medium and two large. All with butternut wood handles. Two cup slicks. 1.5 and 1 inch edges. 5 inch draw knife with butternut handles.
Go to our online catalogue to view an image gallery about how to hold and use a woodcarving hook knife.
Woodcarving knife sets
We make sets for artists. Whatever they need. Whatever they want. Hand forged, meticulously handmade with a lifetime guarantee.
This one has 6 shapes of carving hook knife blades. Antler and wood handles. The woodcarving adze in the background has a 2.5” edge.
Carving hooks with long 16 inch handles down to 6 inch long handles. As many shapes of hooks as you can imagine. Suggestions are welcome.