Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Handling The Carving Knife
I don't mean "handling" the carving knife I mean Handle of the Carving knife. Most of the information about a carving knife concerns the blade. But all most as important as the blade is the handle. I recently obtained a new carving knife that I like the blade and the manner in which the blade cuts. The handle however, is not only ugly, but clumsy to hold onto. Seems I have only two courses of action.
1) Leave the blade alone and modify the handle,
2) Remove the blade from the handle and add a new handle.
Not to sure if anyone else has had this problem, but I would think so. Especially newer wood whittlers and carvers, who start out with a less expensive "Bench Knife". Then too is the issue of hands that tire easily, and loose their grip. And what about Arthritis. There's not much mentioned about carving knife handles.
Meantime anyone with ideas, lets hear them.....