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    So I seem to have ummm misplaced my mora spoon knife. I am looking to get a new spoon knife or crook knife and would like some advice as to which people like and use (preferably ones that are available and don't have a waiting list). So give me your recommendations.

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    With no waiting list?

    http://deepwoodsventures.com/en/

    Otherwise, Del Stubbs (pinewood forge) all the way.

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    I have a few from Ben Orford and they are really fantastic. I bought a set of his shallow curve knives and they give a very smooth finish and cut plenty deep for spoons. He usually has them in stock and shipping from the UK is not bad.
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    Orford makes a fine knife for sure. I never think of him as having stuff in stock or I'd have mentioned him for sure!

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    The good ones you will probably have to wait for. Here is a list of some of the better ones. Good luck in your search.

    I use the ones from Pinewood Forge. I have all three of his knives. I find I use the #2 open sweep the most.

    http://www.pinewoodforge.com/catalog.html

    Svante Djärv and Hans Karlsson are imported and can be bought at Country Workshops.

    http://countryworkshops.org/knives/knives.html

    Lastly Deepwoods Ventures

    http://deepwoodsventures.com/en/7-spoon-bent-knives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Watch View Post
    With no waiting list?

    http://deepwoodsventures.com/en/

    Otherwise, Del Stubbs (pinewood forge) all the way.
    Thanks again! And you know why no waiting list ;p Hell I may have to call around just to find who can get the knife to me inside of a week lol.

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    I have a few from Ben Orford and they are really fantastic. I bought a set of his shallow curve knives and they give a very smooth finish and cut plenty deep for spoons. He usually has them in stock and shipping from the UK is not bad.
    Thanks I looked at their website and it seems they are booked up till Christmas Thank you for the recommendation though.



    Looks like I may be going with deepwoods in order to get one in a decent amount of time or another mora special grade from 42B. Any others that are available people like?
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    Really? I just put a couple of things in my cart at Orford's store--which is a separate page from his site, kinda--and it worked fine.
    http://benandloisorford.com/store/#!...=0&sort=normal

    Deepwoods Ventures I dunno. I've got a few of his knives and think they're pretty good. I confess to a long standing love affair with Del, it started 15 or more years ago, back when he was still a woodturner, so I prefer his stuff but the DWV stuff I have seems fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Watch View Post
    Really? I just put a couple of things in my cart at Orford's store--which is a separate page from his site, kinda--and it worked fine.
    http://benandloisorford.com/store/#!...=0&sort=normal

    Deepwoods Ventures I dunno. I've got a few of his knives and think they're pretty good. I confess to a long standing love affair with Del, it started 15 or more years ago, back when he was still a woodturner, so I prefer his stuff but the DWV stuff I have seems fine.
    Nice! I used his other site and clicked store and when I tried putting stuff in the cart it told me nothing was available. I'll see what he has on this page and what Deepwoods has and go from there. Time is the enemy lol.

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    So ATM I'm looking at the Deepwoods Spoon carver (Large) or the Orford Medium Hybrid Crook Knife. Any others people might want to recommend before I pull the trigger on something?

    Also for Kuksa and smaller spoons do these seem appropriate in size? I was using the mora double spoon knife with special grade. It worked fairly well considering I was using it on oak lol.

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    Last Christmas my wife called Country Workshops and just bought me whatever spoon knife they could sell her. It was bound to be better than what I was using (also a Mora). I ended up with a Karlsson, it was the next shipment they had coming in. It sure gets busy for them this time of year.

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