Just thought I show off the new hook tool I received last week from Jarrod StoneDahl
, a woodworker in Wisconsin. This knife has a symmetrical blade design and is called a Twca Cam, which I think is welsh. Jarrod sells this knife, but it is made by smith named Kjetil Groven (he goes by KJ), and made to the specs of a british spoon maniac and genius named Barnaby Carder
(he goes by Barn). I couldn't find much info on KJ, but since Jarrod supports him I trusted that his work was quality. Jarrod know what he's doing.
Here it is with is new friends, my Svante Djarv axe, and my mora with the fancy birch bark sheath I made for it last night. The Cam comes without a handle, traditionally they are long handled tools so I made one out of a 12" piece of birch which works a dream.
One of the things I really like about this knife is the shape of the bevel. It's a single bevel knife, which I prefer, and the bevel forms a continuous curve from the spine to the edge with a slight swell just above the middle.
The shape of the bevel seems to follow the swoop of a cutting stroke perfectly. The result is very clean, smooth finishes.
If any of you are interested in this tool you can find it at Jarrod's website Woodspirit
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little look at a big hook tool.
Thanks for looking