Mora Custom Crafted Native Americans Style Mocotaugan Crooked Knife Right or Left Handed

Mora Custom Crafted Native Americans Style Mocotaugan Crooked Knife Right or Left Handed

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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

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FROSTS MORA CROOKED KNIFE LEFT OR RIGHT HAND CUSTOM MADE
Made in Sweden In 2005 KJ Eriksson and Frost’s Knife factory merged to become Mora of Sweden. The Frost knife is saying Mora on the blade.
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 from Sandvik. Can be razor sharpened with Birchwood 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 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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