Friday, October 12, 2012
Taking my newly-handled whittlin' knife for a test drive
My new knife carves beautifully. Mora blades always sail through wood, and I'm pleased with the handle I carved and fixed to the steel. The blade is set straight and strong, while the handle is nice and comfortable. I've experienced no hot spots, and no "dangling pinky" effect, since this handle is longer than most. Next I plan to give the handle some color with a little oil paint. MereWere robot coffee mug looks on.) The wood used is birch from the same piece as the knife's new handle.