I am looking for a carving knife with a curved blade. I was suprised
upon looking at over 20 of the usual sources to find that all of the
blades were straight edged.
I need a blade about 1" long x 1/2" wide curved on the SHARP side
(e.g. not the usual straight blade with a curved spine).
I do not want to make my own-does anyone know a dealer who sells
such a knife?
Maybe a picture will help-if you scroll to about the middle of this
page you will see a knife with the blade that I seek. By provenence a
rule lies next to it so you can get an idea of the dimensions. Pretty
simple knife but you would be supirsed that there are few out there.
Scouter3 found some sites for me with similar blades but they tended
to be a lot narrower. The one shown rests nicely on the thumb when
fitting violin bridge feet which is a very delicate and precise
looks homemade. at the least, I'd think you could grind that blade
shape from a knife you could buy. something like this:
might be a good place to start.
You might want to go back to the Lee Valley web site and just do a search
of their site for the word knife.
There are quite a few more carving and whittling knives there and you just
may find what you're looking for. Plus Lee Valley is a good reputable
company that, in my experience, has always been a pleasure to deal with.
I originaly only gave you links to two of the knives there that seemed to
fit your original spec's.
Now that I have a better notion of what you are after, I think that you
might want to look at the some of the other carving knives like the Veritas
or Beebe knives that they have there.
Another poster suggested trying to make your own knife and that is probably
not a bad idea. In the past I've made some decent whittling/carving knives
using hack saw blades. Not the best blades, but perfectly functional and fit
my hands like they were made for them...which they were.
I believe both Xacto an Warren make these blades. Google Warren and
Xacto carving knife blades and I think you'll find them.
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