A hand-forged woodworking tool based on Viking age found in Scandinavia and the lands of the Rus Vikings in Eastern Europe. Also known as a drawing knife, shaving knife or shaving, this tool has a straight cut edge with a one-way ascending bevel. The knife is about 8 (20cm) wide with reins that bend about 60 degrees into the wooden handles.This curved profile makes this tool very comfortable to use. A pullknife is pulled or pulled onto the surface of a piece of wood to remove the chips. They remove more wood faster than a shatshave or scraper that are normally pushed through the wood. The designs have been commonly used to faonner unskilled green wood into poles, scopes and handles for tools and weapons. They were also used to clear logs and branches.
A handmade vegetable tanned leather sheath is provided to protect the owner and the edge when not in use. It is the ideal tool for the traditional woodworker or Viking age re-enactor who want to make spear scopes, axe handles, tool handles, furniture or planks for construction. Many handfuls of surviving axes and spears from the Viking age show signs worked with any knife.
We know from archaeological finds from the Viking age in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe that knives with curved reins were used for woodworking. Beautiful examples can be found with the suede mstermyr chest and carpentry tools discovered at novgorod. In the later medieval period, drawknives were often used with a shaving horse to hold the wood in place.Although it is possible that shaving horses were used in the Viking era, there is currently little evidence of this. This is the handmade item so you will find it has an individually conu character and beauty to it. The blade retains some of its dark coloration of the heat treatment process, i. The oil turned off for edge hardening, tempered to gain hardness and protected with beeswax.
In accordance with historical references, the knife was attached to the handles by inserting the reins through holes in each handle and folding the ends of the reins to secure them. The handles were finished with flaxseed oil.