If your buying other than BeaverCraft, your missing outSuperior product, Yes its made in Ukraine but all the products that I have purchase (here in US) I have been overly impressed with the quality and craftsmanship.
But I own and use a lot of tools and can recognize a decent tool when I pick it up. These are really nicely made, razor sharp, beautifully polished, an amazing value. It might not be a Hirsch or Kirschen but for the money, you'd be hard pressed to find anything better. For the beginner or non-professional carver who doesn't have hundreds to lay down on carving tools, or those that just used them sporadically, these can't be beat. I will definitely be investing in more from Beavercraft as I need them. Well done!
The tool arrived very sharp - my only criticism is that the blade was protected by bubble wrap and tape and the blade had cut through the wrap and I cut myself trying to unwrap it. Once it's unwrapped there's no blade protection so I had to make a leather sleeve to protect it and myself!My first task was to hand carve a bowl from a maple log and the tool cut cleanly and held a good edge for the project. A touch up with a strop (a broom handle with green compund) restored the edge.I like the long handle which allows for one or two handed use
Just received my new beavercraft knife! I am extremely pleased with the quality. I am about to start a new project and this is the PERFECT tool. Love it!
Used to carve a simple spoon as a practice price easy to use and sharp
Like this hook knife. The long handle adds leverage when carving. Well worth the money.
Really does the job!!!Very sharp!
a lot longer than i expected it to be. but super sharp, i’ve accidentally taken off a bit of skin a few times. but it works great, just too big for me, which is my bad for not reading the product description closely enough.
Used it on making a few spoons so far and does a good job. I use it in combination with other Beaver Craft hook knifes as only one does not cover every spoon you do. So far so good!
This tool is an absolute winner. The long handle allows you to use (1) use both hands at once, and (2) bring your shoulder and arm muscles into play. You can make small, carefully controlled cuts using the left hand for a grip near the blade, allowing you to hold the handle further up with your right hand. This allows greater leverage and takes pressure off the right hand, which with a small handled spoon knife has to both grip, control the cut, and provide the power for the cut. I recommend watching a video to see how you hold your hands for the best leverage and power. Also, it's incredibly sharp, and goes through field maple with ease.