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addo
26-05-2009, 13:01
Just a bit of fun.:D

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Whittled a wooden knife for practicing safe knife use, at the mids meet, so that she knows where the sharp edge is and the direction of cuts. Going to get her chopping bananas and slices of already quartered apple up, and carving soap (Decorums idea) into shapes.

Its Hazel, and ive fire hardened the edge, and will probablly round off the point.
We've already been practicing for around 9 months with sticks, flatenned off a little after Spamel suggested it at the last moot.
She likes to copy me when carving on the back yard. Next step a real knife, i'll probablly make that too.

Cheers. :)

Ozhaggishead
26-05-2009, 13:10
So cool!!!!!!

Mesquite
26-05-2009, 13:23
Nice one Addo. It looked good at the meet and even better now you've oiled and polished it :) Don't forget to do the sheath for it though :D

MartinK9
26-05-2009, 14:02
Looking good Addo:)

Shewie
26-05-2009, 14:31
Looks like a nice little user Addo. Love the scales and nice work on that grind.

Toddy
26-05-2009, 15:52
That's neat :cool: and an excellent way for her to learn good knife skills and behaviour too. :D

Little boys are given wooden sgian dubhs here before they are old enough for real ones.

I've still got the knife my Dad gave me :) Dad's are kind of special :approve:

cheers,
Toddy

hiho
26-05-2009, 19:22
typical, can't see pictres again :(

addo
26-05-2009, 20:45
Little boys are given wooden sgian dubhs here before they are old enough for real ones.

I've still got the knife my Dad gave me :) Dad's are kind of special :approve:

cheers,
Toddy

That sounds good, hope my little un keeps hers.
Are Sgian dubhs a ceramonial knife, or can they be sharpened and used?

topknot
26-05-2009, 20:55
That's good , and a pattern for a real knife when older

Toddy
26-05-2009, 20:58
Generally, commercially available modern ones are pretty dire as knives :sigh:

Society would prefer that they are ceremonial :rolleyes: but in reality good ones are decent steel.
Mine is, and so are the ones that folks like GrahamS and Warthog1981 have. I know they both have matching dirks too :cool: Oh, and they're sharp :D can't see those two having a blunt knife :)

Good idea firehardening the edge on your daughter's :approve:

cheers,
Toddy

Goatboy
26-05-2009, 21:29
Excellent Addo,
I had a knife from an early age and was taught to respect it. I always carry one and although I've been in some pretty "stressfull" situations in my time would never think of taking it out to defend myself. I was taught better. I probably use my knife / knives ( I like to give the smaller ones an outing in rotation) on a daily basis and I'm sure that your sprog will grow up with a similar credo due to your good instruction and beliefs.
Goatboy

addo
26-05-2009, 22:43
Cheers folks. I remember my first knife around 7. No instruction just had to get on with it.
Its fine as I turned out ok, but still learning skills 28 years later is something I aim to change for my girl, if thats something she wants to do.

John Fenna
26-05-2009, 23:11
Is that a convex or full flat on the blade? Hard to tell on the pics....
Great idea!

Nagual
26-05-2009, 23:16
Is there a secondary bevel on that? :D

ForgeCorvus
26-05-2009, 23:25
Excellent Addo,
I had a knife from an early age and was taught to respect it. I always carry one and although I've been in some pretty "stressfull" situations in my time would never think of taking it out to defend myself. I was taught better. I probably use my knife / knives ( I like to give the smaller ones an outing in rotation) on a daily basis and I'm sure that your sprog will grow up with a similar credo due to your good instruction and beliefs.
Goatboy

I've always thought anyone who thinks a knife is for defence needs their bumps felt....with a mallet (however I don't think this is the place for that rant)

Love the idea of a timber-dirk mate, nice shape to it as well.

How big BTW (I know its not large.....unless your kid was born on 29th February :D )

addo
26-05-2009, 23:31
Didnt want to go too sharp so went with a kind of convex.:)
I prefer scandi grinds myself, so an excuse to make another, just like with the metal ones :D

brancho
27-05-2009, 05:02
Great little tool there :D

You can harden the edge with superglue as well

sam_acw
27-05-2009, 09:17
Looks good and it's a good idea too.

Goatboy
27-05-2009, 22:35
I've always thought anyone who thinks a knife is for defence needs their bumps felt....with a mallet (however I don't think this is the place for that rant)
Yup Forgecorvus,
I agree it's time for the old retro phrenology. :lmao:
Goatboy.

Spikey DaPikey
28-05-2009, 14:19
Excellent :D

descry0
01-06-2009, 10:48
Beautiful work.

Lupin Rider
01-06-2009, 21:34
Very inspiring. Had me off to do something similar, which although pleased with is a little wonky...

welshwhit
01-06-2009, 21:50
Fantastic Idea! I'm looking for a suitable bit of wood already!

Thanks for posting the pics!

Drew

addo
01-06-2009, 22:28
Glad you all like it. Weve been making sandwiches.
Spreading jam, chopping bananas, and quartering. She loves it. We pretend its real and could hurt if used wrong. So we put it down safely when not using and clean and put away when finished.