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Believe it or not, I actually listen to my customers. Quite a few of my tools were developed because people contacted me about their ideas for a special tool. I probably never would have made the tools below without their impetus and help:
Thank you, Christoff Hipper, for the Double Edged Straight Knife!
Thank you, Ripp Mann, for the Bowl Adze!
Thank you, Daniel McCarty, for the Large Scorp!
Thank you, Dick Anderson, for the Micro-Drawknives!
Thank you, Loretta Joseph, for the small handles for the Mini Bent Knives!
Thank you, Carey Bagdassarian, for the Bushcraft Knives!
Thank you, Julia McCormack, for your Wonderful Sheaths!
Thank you, Gregg Blomburg, for the Elbow Adzes!
Thank you, Paul Lindersmith, for the Cutlery Knives!
Thank you, Walter Henderson and Aleph Geddis, for the Bullnose Chisels!
Thank you, Neil Mellen and Larry Raigetal, for the Canoe Adzes!

My normal MO is to take a good design and improve on it as best I can (from original geometry to exact bevel angles and details of heat treatment - those are the things I've become very good at). So, If you have an inkling for some new, great tool you'd like me to make - please feel free to contact me about it!

I truly enjoy offering great new tools. Unfortunately, I can't do that and keep up with making all the old tools. It is always with strong regrets that I decide to discontinue a tool. The recent additions of the Bullnose Chisels and Two Handed Canoe Adzes prompted me to drop all the Scorps and large Drawknives. They were good tools and I'm sorry to discontinue them.

New Cutlery

Now available here.

new chefs knives
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Slight fishtail with 3, 6 and 9 sweeps in 5/8 and 1 1/4 inch wide (six different gouges). The primary bevel of about 12 degrees is on the convex side and microbevel on the concave side. These are sculpting type gouges, with fine blades meant to be easilly pushed through cuts.
Please send me an email if you want to be informed when they are done.
Straight Knives
Double Edge Bent Knives
Knife Blanks
Fishtail Bullnose Chisels
Bushcraft Survival Knives
Little Skinner
A Cut Above
Custom Tools
New Tools
Forged Check
Super Blades

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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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