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    I'm going to buy a crook/spoon knife in the next few months. But there seems to be many on the market for a range of prices. The cheapest I have heard about is Mora knife which is about 20 with the most expensive being 40 on Mr Mears site.

    Your advice please folks on the pros and cons of shelling out top-dollar rather than a cheaper version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodajoe
    I'm going to buy a crook/spoon knife in the next few months. But there seems to be many on the market for a range of prices. The cheapest I have heard about is Mora knife which is about 20 with the most expensive being 40 on Mr Mears site.

    Your advice please folks on the pros and cons of shelling out top-dollar rather than a cheaper version.

    get the Djarv version from ODC, yuo wont regret it. The Mora versions are ok but having used both versions the Djarvs are so much more comfortable to use. I now have a left and a right plus a couple of carving knives too. You also have the satisfaction of knowing they are handmade.

    The Djarv ones are the ones Mr Mears sells - but about half the price from ODC

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    If you want a cheap option you can pick up a frosts spoon knife from axminster tools for about a tenner.

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    Searching for crook knives I found these has anyone here tried them?http://www.wood-shop.co.uk/default.t...datarq=TO-WCCC Dave.
    Fire not money is the root of all evil......without fire they couldn't brew beer or whiskey

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    The Djarv ones are the ones Mr Mears sells - but about half the price from ODC [/QUOTE]


    ODC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodajoe
    The Djarv ones are the ones Mr Mears sells - but about half the price from ODC

    ODC? [/QUOTE]
    ODC is a member here, a trader and all round good bloke. www.outdoorcode.com

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    Bardster, I've gone to the site but nothing's coming up under Djarv crook knife

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    Sorry Bardster, I found it



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    Top Quality bit of kit, very comfortable to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil562
    Top Quality bit of kit, very comfortable to use.

    yup totally afree - the blades are narrower giving better control

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    I beleive this is 25 from the Weald Down open air museum...

    http://www.wealddown.co.uk/djarv%20handwerk%20tools.htm

    same as the 40 on Ray Meares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin.oneill
    I beleive this is 25 from the Weald Down open air museum...

    http://www.wealddown.co.uk/djarv%20handwerk%20tools.htm

    same as the 40 on Ray Meares?
    Yep, that's the one, same as on the Woodlore site

    Think I'll be getting one, I got the cheap frosts one from axminster and I can't get on with it, it's quite uncomfortable to use.
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    Heh i have one of the Djarv crook knives anyone any ideas on how to sharpen them, please see my post for details. cheers

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