The blades are interesting too. The two longest, all purpose knives, are 1 1/2" long, with the widths of the blades about 1/2". The two smaller, Detail knives, are 1 1/8" long, with blade widths of just over 1/4". The next ones in the series will be smaller detail blade about 3/4" long. To make the blades I have used floor scrapper blade steel. I don't know what the steel is but I believe its the same as Stanley blades are made of. About 0.8mm thick, it's tough metal, I tried to break one, trying to replicate the stress they would be under when in normal use as carving tools, without success.
It's quite tricky, but necessary, to keep the metal cool at all times as they are already hardened/tempered.
|1 1/2" curved blade. Possibly Laburnum beautifully patterned, heavy and hard to carve|
1 1/2" straight all purpose. The handle is Yew
|1 1/8" detail curved blade. The handle is Plum wood, gorgeous, cuts beautifully. Quite light and fairly hard|
|1 1/8" curved blade, a knife to use for slicing cuts. Yew handle. 6 sided handle, hand carved|