Ya'll know my story about moving up and all that.. so I won't get into that. If you don't.. just ask. So recently I went to Victorinox for something and found out the store is going out of business. Everything was 60 to 75 percent off. While I went in for one thing.. I found myself spending time looking at what was left of their knife collection. There wasn't much.
After taking that hunting and trapping course Iíve realized how essential knives are. Iíve always had a fondness for them and as a woman probably a larger collection than most I know. However I didnít really have purpose for them except to have them in my pocket and look pretty and shiny when I pulled them out to show off.
Now I have purpose.. but I want to make sure I have the right ones. I want to start learning how to make things with them. I want to carve. Not fun things, but useful things. Like a cup or bowl or this handy IPhone case that Iíve been drooling over that is ridiculously over priced at 280 dollars. I wonít even pay 30 bucks for a case.. let alone 280.
I want to start making my own stuffs with wood.. cause I love wood. I love the smell, the feel, the tree, the whole darned thing. But as usual and as Iíve mentioned throughout various posts on a variety of topicsÖ I donít have a clue as to what I am doing. But I want to learn! I had a few guys show me some hints about wood carving while we were making various figure four traps.
So I bought these knives hoping that I could use them for carving. I figure I could use them or I could modify them if need be. A friend of mine is a black smith and taught me over the summer some basics to blacksmithing. I made a pretty heart shaped coat hook for some tourists. (Iím still a girl darn it!) Anyway.. I wanted to get your thoughts on these knives that I got for a ridiculous amount. I know that two of them are for hoof and claws, but Iíve been reading online how you can modify them to lessen the bend and use for carving. Any thoughts? Thanks!