Small Sloyd Knives

Sorry folks, the current waiting list outstrips my ability to supply these knives at this time. Please email me with details of which knife / knives you’re after and I’ll put you on the priority list for the next batch. Thanks.

Please read the description of these knives before buying. They are not general purpose knives, they’re designed for finishing and fine detail carving of spoons and other small items. The 60mm knife is the general purpose finishing knife, the 40mm version is for extra tight curves and details.

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    Mini sloyd finishing knife

    Small sloyd finishing knife – 60mm

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

    Mini sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar perfectly fits into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

     

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle is 25 degrees. The blade is 60mm long, they are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade has a distal taper, it is thinner towards the tip. This makes the bevel narrower at the tip to permit a tight concave surface to be carved without chatter. These are intended to be used for finishing cuts, kept super sharp and nick free so you can get a perfect knife finish on your work.

    Please note the tip is very fine and not to be used for prying or drilling as it will likely bend or break.

    Some of the images on this page show the finishing knife along side a Mora 106, this for you to get a clear idea of the comparative size of the blades and bevels.

    £37.00£67.00
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    Micro sloyd knife blade

    Micro sloyd knife – 40mm

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

    Micro sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar so fits perfectly into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle of 30 degrees, which keeps the bevel narrow and the blade as stiff. This blade has a narrow bevels and is designed for carving delicate details and tight concave curves.

    The blade is just 40mm long and though it has a sharp point it is recommended you do not use this to drill or pry, just for cutting in line with the blade.

    Note that one of the images shows it in comparison to the 60mm finishing blade, so you can see the difference.

    £32.00£62.00

Spoons for Sale

Sorry folks, spoons sold out for now.

Those below are just a taster, for the full selection click here - for more spoons

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    Eating Spoon #10

    A bold colourful spoon from spalted beech crook with blue pigment on the handle the emphasize the grain pattern.

    Beech, 7 1/2 inches or 19cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #11

    A solid eating spoon with longer handle and compact bowl.

    Beech, 7 inches or 18cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #13

    A fine exagerated dolphin profile eater with a shallow bowl.

    Birch, 6 1/4 inches or 6cm long.

    £30.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #14

    A delecate eating spoon with faceted handle and pretty grain pattern. Nice thin bowl.

    Birch, 6 1/2 inches or 17cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #4

    A cute eating spoon from birch with sweet facets on the back of the bowl.

    6 1/4 inches or 16cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #5

    Classy eating spoon with clean facets and some sweet grain pattern on the handle.

    Birch, 7 inches or 18cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #6

    Eating spoon with really pretty grain pattern on handle. Slight asymmetry on handle top makes it better for right hander.

    birch, 7 inches or 17.5cm long.

    £35.00
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    Ebonised Spoon #7

    Chunky dolphin style eating spoon with super comfy handle.

    Sycamore, 6 1/2 inches or 16cm long.

    £40.00

There’s more click here to see more spoons for sale

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Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair

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