Crooked knives were used as a one-handed draw knife to shape wood into bowls, spoons, paddles, canoes and more. Forms of the crooked knife were in use by the 17th century. For major work the knife was held with the palm up and the blade projecting to the users left.
We offer two knives. Left photo is an 8.5 inch knife with a carved handle and brass pins. The right photo shows an 11 inch knife with a hardwood handle handmade by a New England blacksmith
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