Custom Crafted Native Americans Style Mocotaugan Crooked Knife Right or Left Handed
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All of my items are handmade & many of them are truly one of a kind which means that no two are exactly alike.
Because each one of my items are handcrafted one at a time, no two are 100% identical. I consider my items as art forms made in the centuries old ways which means there may be natural variations that one might consider a flaw but are actually inherent in the making of the piece, just as they were centuries ago. My items are created exactly as they were centuries ago. We might look at a piece from centuries ago may it be a drum, war club, knife, pipe, necklace, etc & think it's not perfect but actually it is, it's the hand crafted nature & techniques that the Native Americans used & which I use today with pride, skill & confidence.
ALL KNIVES FOR SALE HAVE A PLAIN PATINA LOOKING WOODEN HANDLE
PHOTOS WITH WRAPPED HANDLE ARE JUST FOR DISPLAY ONLY
CROOKED KNIVES HANDLES MAY VARY AND ARE NOT EXACT LIKE IN PHOTO
CROOKED KNIFE LEFT OR RIGHT HAND CUSTOM MADE
CRAFTED CROOKED KNIFE TO THE NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN STYLE KNIFE.
3.1" BLADE SHARPENED ON ONE SIDE
They are all efficient, easy to work with, Blade is of cold-rolled special stainless steel Can be razor sharpened with Hardwood handle.
The crooked knife sometimes referred to as a "curved knife", "carving knife," or "mocotaugan," from the Cree term "môhkotâkan," is a woodworking knife, typically with a curved end. The crooked knife is a common tool found amongst the native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands as well as non-native woodworkers. The crooked in "crooked knife" refers to its unusual shape with the handle set at an oblique angle to the blade. The blade can be straight or curved, long or short and can be made of a steel forged specifically for the knife, or from reused hardened steel from another source. The shape of the blade, whether curved or straight, is a function of the carving purpose of the user: straight for whittling wood, making splints for baskets and incising, curved for hollowing out bowls and masks and ladles, as well as myriad other usages.
The crooked knife is drawn toward the body, with the thumb ergonomically placed along the flattened bottom of the handle, the hand clenched with the palm up. Drawing the blade toward the user the knife allows great range of movement and precision.
The handles of the knives are typically made of wood but can also be fashioned of antler, or another hardened material.
The handles often became highly embellished and take the form of humans or animals, or are incised and inlaid and are fashioned into high works of art.
The shape of a crooked knife was apparently inspired by the incisors of a beaver, which in earlier times were mounted in a handle and used for the same purposes.
This knife is for right-handed. Wooden Handle with a Stainless Steel Blade Blade Thickness: 5/8” Blade Length: 3.1" Total Length: 8.5”
Net Weight: 3 oz
Plain wood not wrapped Knife Handles the shape will vary no 2 are alike
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