We asked Morris of Dunsford to make the Morris RIVING IRON specially for us.
The inspiration for this tool came from Owen Jones, the Cumbrian Oak Swill Basket maker. He uses a similar tool to rive down coppice oak into weavers for his baskets.
If you are a Forest School practitioner, you may consider running a file lightly over the cutting edge so it is safe for children to us. It will still split wood with a wooden mallet. We can do this for you FOC, just email to request.
It can be used as a lightweight stake pointing tool, bit like a smaller lighter version of the Morris KNIGHTON Billhook.
Like all Morris tools, the cutting bevels of the Morris RIVING IRON are long without shoulders and ground to about 25 degrees. The tang runs the full length of the handle.
The blade is approx. 190mm (7 1/2″ long).
If you do decide to keep this tool with a sharp edge, ongoing sharpening can be done with either canoe stones or bench stones as the edge is more or less straight.
The caulked oval handle, made in ash with a varnished finish, is 140mm (5 1/2″) long.
In our opinion, Morris tools are far better than anything else on the market. This is despite the need for grinding and sharpening to remove manufacturing flats and inconsistencies on the edge.
SELECT THE ‘WORKSHOP SERVICE – Sharpening’ ABOVE AND WE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU.
Sheath Morris Riving Iron now available for this tool. In our opinion essential!
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO BUY THIS PRODUCT