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Looks good bro, like all your work. :thumb:
 

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Nice looking knife, well done, as usual...

I have a couple of original HBCo crooked knives that they sold in the trading posts, one c. 1870s and the second c.1930s along with a couple of new ones made c.1985 and other then difference between handle materials and maybe metal content they are the same...
 

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Earthwalker.
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Nice looking knife, well done, as usual...

I have a couple of original HBCo crooked knives that they sold in the trading posts, one c. 1870s and the second c.1930s along with a couple of new ones made c.1985 and other then difference between handle materials and maybe metal content they are the same...
Post some pics:thumb:
 

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Post some pics:thumb:
No can do, just have film cameras, no digital, alas, alack and anon!

I found these photos online that are almost spot on to the ones I have...


1870s style Inuit from Hudson's Bay coastm Cdn Museum of Civilization...


1930s style from Dene Indians NWT

They don't have super curved blades like spoon makers use where the end is almost a circle, if it was it would be called a scorp! They're used for snowshoe making and in the old days canoes/kayaks and dog sleds so deep hollow cuts weren't really needed...As you can see, the whole blade is sharpened not just the curved portion like on modern carving knives--This way they could be used like a small drawknife...

I've made a few spoons and a trencher (long bowl) and a cup for myself with the new blades but they aren't very good...

I mean they don't look this good, but close...Made by a Finn out of birch...It seems that they like their bowls and coffee cups out of wood in Saamiland...
 

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Earthwalker.
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No can do, just have film cameras, no digital, alas, alack and anon!

I found these photos online that are almost spot on to the ones I have...


1870s style Inuit from Hudson's Bay coastm Cdn Museum of Civilization...


1930s style from Dene Indians NWT

They don't have super curved blades like spoon makers use where the end is almost a circle, if it was it would be called a scorp! They're used for snowshoe making and in the old days canoes/kayaks and dog sleds so deep hollow cuts weren't really needed...As you can see, the whole blade is sharpened not just the curved portion like on modern carving knives--This way they could be used like a small drawknife...

I've made a few spoons and a trencher (long bowl) and a cup for myself with the new blades but they aren't very good...

I mean they don't look this good, but close...Made by a Finn out of birch...It seems that they like their bowls and coffee cups out of wood in Saamiland...
I like the look of those knives.

I would have used sinew on mine but have non so i used jute.:thumb:
 

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Earthwalker.
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Thanks for showing intrest in my knife and the comments.

I don't think many here would really get this type of blade though as it is specialised and not some big bowie type blade LMFAO.
 

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Earthwalker.
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You made yourself a tool so you can make tools yourself.

Dude you're hard core, I like it.
Thanks Bud.

I make all my knives now,i bought a Mora spoon knife not so long back and after looking at it i decided id rather make my own.
 
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