The following text and accompanying photographs were kindly sent in by Woodlore customer Jon Mac:
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jon Mac, I am a spoon carver working in Devon. A few years ago I was given a Julius Pettersson laminated blade to assist me in my work. The blade has excellent quality and performance.
After fitting the blade into the handle which I designed and made, I sent the blade to a knifemaker, Chris Grant, to be slightly reshaped to my specifications. The Pettersson blade was tweaked to my preferences, these being, a narrower belly and finer point to facilitate an ease in carving internal radii.
The handle was designed very much with carving in mind – specific ergonomics for everyday, comfortable and accurate use.
Chris and I wanted to thank you for providing the spark that became this exciting and rewarding project. This has helped me find the working knife that I have been searching for, for many years.
If this idea grabs you, why not take a look at the Hand Forged Knife Blade, made by Swedish blacksmith Julius Pettersson.
I sent some laburnum wood from London down to Jon Mac in Devon. I was hoping he could make something from it. To my delight, I received the most beautiful measuring spoons carved with such skill. They are now a very important part of my kitchen and I use them very day! Thanks again Jon!!!
Ciaran, have a look at John Mac’s blog http://spooncarvingfirststeps.blogspot.com and get in touch. He’ll help you with the handle making
Fantastic, All these recent are in inspiring me to make my own Knife. Thing is i don’t have a clue about Handle making, Do i need special tools, Machines e.t.c. 🙂