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Favorite whittling knife? #7397390
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What do you whittling folks use for a knife? Serious question. I know coming from me 90% of you are going to laugh right there. But I mean it this time. Thank you for your time.


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Hands down a crooked knife.


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7397527
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Who has time to whittle?


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7397529
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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7397602
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Originally Posted by run
What do you whittling folks use for a knife? Serious question. I know coming from me 90% of you are going to laugh right there. But I mean it this time. Thank you for your time.



I have an old boy scout knife labeled as a "whittler." I don't know if they're still made or not.

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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7397962
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Thank you for the suggestions, everyone. Boco, do you care to explain what a crooked knife is? I hope this isn't an ignorant question.


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7397963
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Originally Posted by run
Thank you for the suggestions, everyone. Boco, do you care to explain what a crooked knife is? I hope this isn't an ignorant question.


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Here ya go. The crooked knife is made mostly for carving spoons and bowls with its bent tip. The shape of the handle is so that you can put your thumb on the crooked part for a better purchase.


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7398013
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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7398028
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I'm not sure if I whittle or just make naked sticks. The last part of this past summer, I used an Uncle Henry locking single blade folding knife. Helps me practice my sharpening skills, too.


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: run] #7398169
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Originally Posted by run
Thank you for the suggestions, everyone. Boco, do you care to explain what a crooked knife is? I hope this isn't an ignorant question.

Crooked knives originally were a trade item of the HBC.
native people prized them for making everything from snowshoes to canoe ribs.
They are the most versatile knife in the bush-they are used to whittle, plane, and carve.


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Thank you, Boco for the info.


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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: Gary Benson] #7398298
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Who has time to whittle?


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What do you want to create? An actual something, weenie/marshmallow sticks or just a relaxing pile crumbs?



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Re: Favorite whittling knife? [Re: SpottedOwl] #7398685
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Originally Posted by SpottedOwl
What do you want to create? An actual something, weenie/marshmallow sticks or just a relaxing pile crumbs?



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Not sure, it depends on my mood @ the time perhaps.


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