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Hook Knife

I met Arturo or "Woods Roamer", a fellow wood carver and bowyer (builder of bows - as in bow & arrow), on line.  I'm a follower of his wonderful blog "Woods Roamer - Contemplations on Nature and the Art of Self-Sufficiency".  You can find it here:

I mentioned to him that I was looking for a left handed hook knife for spoon carving and Arturo was kind enough to offer up a lefty hook knife blade that he had forged and had tucked away in storage.  I was very glad to have it and offered him some wild turkey feathers for his arrow fletchings in exchange.  Well, I just got this fine blade in the mail the other day and it's just the right size and has a nice clean inside bevel, just what I was looking for.  Arturo also sent along some mounting instructions for installing the blade which worked out perfectly as you can see.  
Here's the blade with the new pear wood handle mounted to it.  I made the handle from an old pear tr…