Kay Embretsen CARVING KNIFE – exquisite hand-forged knife designed for carving.
Three blade lengths available:
- 50mm x 10mm x 2mm approx.
- 70mm x 9mm x 2mm approx.
- 90mm x 11mm x 2mm approx.
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Blades are hand-forged from laminated steel. Shaped specifically to be used for wood carving.
Ground with a small hollow grind so easy to hone when required. However, from new these knives are razor sharp and ready to carve.
The carbon blade is highly polished to reduce the potential for rust.
The handle is shaped from natural masur birch, each with a unique figure. Shaped perfectly for a good grip, 110mm (4 1/4″) long approx. with fine facets.
Masur Birch is not a particular species of birch, but is rather a grain figure that is most commonly seen in Downy Birch and Silver Birch. It is also sometimes known as Karelian Birch—with Karelia being a region between Finland and Russia. Once surmised to have been caused by the boring larvae of a certain beetle, Masur Birch in Norway has been shown to be hereditary, classifying the name of the variant as Betula pendula var. Carelica. Regardless of the exact cause and makeup of the peculiar grain pattern, the resulting figure and appearance is very similar to burl wood or birdseye maple, though of a different origin.
Each Kay Embretsen SLOYD CARVING KNIFE comes with a beautiful hand-stitched blade guard with a welt.
Kay Embretsen has been a full time knife maker since 1983. He makes an exclusive range of knives including the carving knives that WOODSMITH proudly stock.
He lives and works in mid Sweden.