This hook knife is a great tool for hollowing out concave organic features, such as found on animals, faces and landscapes. The hook knife is wonderful for smoothing out tooling marks of smaller radius hook knives and can be used for spoon carving, carving masks, relief carving in plaques, chip carving, whittling, etc, while the tip can be used to get into areas that a straight wood carving tool like a typical straight knife, chisel or gouge could not reach due to obstructions.
Blade is 3 1/8" long overall with 1 1/2" exposed tang, 1 5/8" long cutting edge when measured linearly, 1 5/8" long cutting edge when measured along the curve and is 3/8" wide. The curve on this hook knife has a radius of approximately 20" but it is very hard to measure such a slight curve.
Handle is 9 1/8" x 1" x 3/4" and is made of Yellow Cedar. Overall the knife and handle are 12 1/4" long.
The hook knife's blade is made from 1/16" thick high carbon steel with nickel for added durability and corrosion resistance. It is epoxy casted into a recess carved into the handle and bound with tarred seine twine for extra strength in the traditional northwest cost style.
This wood carving knife is made in Canada by hand, comes with a 1 year warranty and is available to ship immediately upon your purchase.