November 27, 2016

Knives

Mora classic cratsmen 612

Mora classic cratsmen 612

This was the first knife that we took for carving! the knife has quite a long blade and its made from carbon steel. It’s great for cutting big chunks of wood when we are makeing a raw shape of the spoon and the finger guard is really usefull when carving especially if you are a beginner

 

 

Mora 106

We really like the Morakniv comapany, they have great knifes that comes with an even greater price! 
The Mora 106 is similar to the mora 120, the only difference is that the mora 106 has a slightly longer blade for more generous cuts. The spindle shaped handle made of oiled birch wood is slightly larger for a proper grip and it gives you the possibility to shape the handle if needed for a better grip.

 

Mora 120

This is by far the most versatile carving knife that we have in our collection! This knife has a laminated steel, it can hold a good edge for quite some time and its very robust.
The first mora 120 that we owned was a gift from a friend who had it for almost three years and he gave it to us, since then has passed almost 3 years, we used it every day, we abused it and started to learn how to sharpen a knife with him…. Of course we did a lot of mistakes while we started to learn how to properly sharp a knife but it never left us down! We are currently still using it (the first mora 120) and exept the missing point of the balde its like new! We would reccomand this knife to anyone who is into carving because for 21 euros you can get a great knife!

 

Mora 162

This knife is the first hook knife that we bought. It has a carbon steel blade with a double edge which makes it suitable for both right and left handed people. It’s easy to sharp and it holds a good edge for quite some time.

 

Mora 163

The Mora 163 is the largest hook knife produced by the Morakniv company. It’s great for starting to carve the bowl of a spoon or small bowls in general. Like the Mora 162 it has a carbon steel balde with a double edge and it usable by both left and right handed people.
The knife doesn’t perform well for making finishing cuts ( at least if you are making a spoon bowl ).

 

Mora 164

The Mora 164 is by far (in our opinion) the best hook knife that Mora has to offer! The knife has a carbon steel blade and it has a single edge. The blade itself is thicker that the previous two hook knifes and it performs much better than the Mora 162 and Mora 163.
The only complain that we have about this knife ( which is not really an issue ) is that is quite hard to properly sharpen it.

 

Codega 4

This is a small carving knife made by the italian company Codega di Premana (Premana is municipality in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy).
The blade is 35mm long while the full length is 170mm. The knife is really handy when it needs to make details and it has a carbon steel blade that holds a good edge for a long period of time.

 

Codega 7

This is another great small carving knife made by the italian company Codega di Premana (Premana is municipality in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy).
The blade is 33mm long while the full length is 170mm. The knife is really handy when it needs to make details, it has a carbon steel blade that holds a good edge for a long period of time and it has better carving performances that the Codega 4…

 

Clog making knife

This knife is old around 80 years and it was used for hollowing wood when making clogs. The original blade cracked so we forged a new one, we heat treated it and now we are using it
for turning bowls on our spring lethe 🙂

 

Einhell set of chisels for the lathe

This is an einhell set of chisels for the lathe…Since we just made our spring lethe we took this cheap set just to learn how to turn something on it.
The chisels are really bad (exept the skew chisel), they can’t hold an edge for a long period of time and the handles doesn’t have a good fit with the chisel but overall if we take into consideration that we gave 20 dollars for the entire set it wasn’t such a bad deal..we manged to learn a lot using them… In the future we will definitlly buy some good chisels!

 

More knives soon!