A hand-forged curved drawing knife (also known as drawing gouge, inshave or scorp) woodworking tool based on that found in the famous Viking age m-stermyr tool chest find of gotland, suede. This drawing knife is forged from spring steel that has been treated differently of heat and temperate to provide a hard edge yet from the hard knife reins. The tip edge is curved with a unlaced inner bevel.The dimensions of the knife are based on the original historical discovery; about 3.5 inches (9 cm) wide. The handle is about 28 cm long. The total weight is about 9 oz (215g). This drawing knife is ideal for the traditional wood carver who wants to make useful items from green wood.
This type of tool has been used to carve bowls, large spoons or unskilled (i. It may also have even been used to make the curved inward boards used to make buckets. It is based on an archaeological discovery of about 1,000 this at stermyr on the island of Gotland, suede.
Sestyr contained more than 80 blacksmith and carpentry tools and materials in very good condition. It was discovered by a farmer in 1936 who was plowing his field.
Like a hand-forged object, you'll find this drawing knife 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 sealing for hardening of the edge and temperate to gain hardness. The knife was attached to the wooden handle by inserting the reins through two holes and gently bending the ends when heated. The handle was finished with flaxseed oil.