A reworking of the Julius Pettersson knife blade

The following text and accompanying photographs were kindly sent in by Woodlore customer Jon Mac:

Dear Woodlore,

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.

Jon Mac

Before

Jon’s Julius Pettersson Hand-forged Knife Blade before being reshaped

After

Jon’s finished knife, complete with a newly-shaped blade

Before

Jon’s Julius Pettersson Hand-forged Knife Blade before being reshaped

After

Jon’s finished knife, complete with a newly-shaped blade

If this idea grabs you, why not take a look at the Hand Forged Knife Blade, made by Swedish blacksmith Julius Pettersson.

3 thoughts on “A reworking of the Julius Pettersson knife blade

  1. Alef

    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!!!

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  2. Ciaran Rooney

    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. 🙂

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