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Double Edge Bent Knives
for Spoon Carving and more...

These knives are traditional Northwest Native carving tools with surprising versatility. They are fantastic for hollowing out the insides of spoons and bowls. The curved blades are sharp on both edges, so they can be used with pushing and pulling strokes without needing to change positions. The large comfortable handles are most frequently held palm up in one hand, but can also be used with both hands for extra leverage and control. The handles are finished with a light coat of tung oil. They will quickly pick up the oils from your hand and develop a rich patina.

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Shallow Bent Knife   $64

Shallow double edge bent knife (crooked knife)for shallow cuts on wood surfaces. Very good for leaving shallow knife cuts without the need for sanding.
BN-1   1.5" blade    9" overall    

Deep Bent Knife   $64

Deep bent knife (crooked knife) for relief wood carvings, especially useful in carving large spoons and bowls.
BN-2   1.5" blade    9" overall    
 

Tip Bent Knife   $64

Tip Bent knive (crooed knife), has the most reach for getting into small areas and for aggressive removal of wood.
BN-3   1.5" blade    9" overall    

General Bent Knife   $64

General bent knife (crooked knife) - this is the best for overall general hollowing out of wood projects, as the shape of the blade is most versetile.
BN-G   1.5" blade    9" overall    
   
My most versatile wood carving tools. These bent knives, also call crooked knives, are used held palm up and thumb high on far end od handle for leverage.
	The double edge cuts both pulling and pushing, so as the grain changes you don't need to turn the piece around.
	Free hand can hold wood, so a vice is not needed.

mini Double Edge Bent Knives

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Please Note:    I recently changed the handle design for all the mini bent knives. Pictured below are the new and old handles for comparison. The old handles were the same as for the full size bent knives. The new handles are more appropriately sized for the smaller bent knives. The individual pictures below are with the new smaller handles, and that is what you will now be getting when ordering them.
Old handle below, new handle above.
   

mini Shallow Bent Knife     $49

mini shallow double edge bent knife. The most pointed blade, allowing access to the smallest areas. This is also exceptionally good for fairing in shoulder areas of spoons with tight rounding cuts
mBN-1    .75" blade    7.5" overall

mini Deep Bent Knife     $49

mini double edge deep bent knife is a favorite of spoon carvers for carving small wood spoons
mBN-2    .75" blade    7.5" overall
 

mini Tip Bent Knife     $49

mini tip bent double edge bent knife - the tip is bent to a tight radius for aggressive removal of material. Also good for reaching into tight areas that don't 
	have enough room for larger tools.
mBN-3   .75" blade    7.5" overall

mini General Bent Knife     $49

General bent, mini bent double edge knife.  
	Also known as crooked knife, as used in the Native North Coast style wood carving.  The radius of curvature of the blade decreases gradually 
	all the way to the tip. So the user has a variety of curves to use for general carving.
	A very good general hollowing out knife.
mBN-G    .75" blade    7.5" overall
   
Half size versions of my regular Bent Knives. Usually held palm up and thumb high on far 
	end of handle for leverage. The double edge cuts both pulling and pushing, so as the 
	grain changes you don't need to turn the piece around. Your free hand can hold the wood, so no vice is needed.
	These knives offer the ultimate in control for precise carving because the blades are so short and 
	very close to user's hand. They are real favorites.
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My carving knives are intended for serious wood carvers. They are razor sharp and can be very dangerous if used improperly. Please be careful and don't allow young people to use them unsupervised.

Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. If you have a problem of any kind with one of my knives, please let me know. I will make it right with you.

 
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