Another extracurricular post this morning. I have been meaning to write for ages about the knives I bought from Del Stubbs http://www.pinewoodforge.com/
Anyone interested in working spoons will hopefully know about Del’s Pinewood Forge. The website is a treasure trove of ideas, pictures and links. He makes unbelievable knives.
I have three knives from Del; two are pictured here. One is this little thin number that I’ve been using for chip carving. Del calls it a detail knife. It’s really an impressive little piece of work.
Here you can see some of the chip carving on this little bowl I’ve been picking away at for ages…
The other is a “sloyd” knife; an all-around carving knife that I use for shaping spoons. The perfectly honed and polished blade is like no other.
the knives come with nice sheaths, either bark or wood, depending I guess on the knife. Service is quick, price is cheap. what more can you ask? I haven’t done much spoon work lately; but I did some of the chip carving on the bowl last week. I did see some cherry limbs that came down in a recent storm…might go see if they’re any good…
Del’s knives are legendary, and for a reason. If you’re in the market, go to the website & see what’s what.