Welcome to Kestrel Tool
An American Woodworking Tradition
Kestrel Tool is a small artisan run tool shop on Lopez Island, Washington state. For over thirty years we have been making wood carving tools in small batches, by hand, supplying artists and craftspeople with some of the finest blades available. Handcrafted from raw wood and steel, our crooked knives and adzes are exceptionally functional and elegant. They are made one at a time with integrity, care and love.
ORDERS FOR FALL 2016
Wondering how long it will take for your order to arrive?
Orders placed after 5/24/16 We'll take up 4-6 weeks to complete from the DATE OF ORDER. Depending on the volume, your order could arrive sooner. Thank you for your business and patience.
We’re extremely busy here at Kestrel Tool this fall, cranking out your adzes and knives. Our current delivery time from the date of your order is anywhere between 2-4 weeks, and 4-6 weeks for large batches and custom orders. We’re a small, handcrafted tool business, and appreciate both your business and your patience. (We’re not Amazon.com and that’s why you love us, right?) Feel free to contact us during business hours Monday to Friday, if you have any further questions.
EDUCATORS PLEASE NOTE that any large orders (5 or more of the same item) placed by educators and schools serving Native Youth, or Native Communities are eligible for a 15% discount, so long as the order is placed at least two months in advance. We are grateful and honored to work with students, teachers, and community members of Native Communities all over the US and Canada, and want to make sure your students have the best possible tools available to practice their art. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding supplies for your class, and thank you for teaching.
These are the tools we use to work and make art with. We pay attention to they way they perform. They are true carver's tools because they are made by carvers.
Gregg says that right now we're making the best tools he's ever made. As a business, our goal is to continue to build on more than thirty years of experience and to keep making the best carving tools possible, as well as more experimenting, innovating and having plain old fun with toolmaking.
Our tools are inspired by age-old designs from the Northwest Coast.
We strive for perfect geometry and heat treatment, and use the highest quality materials we can get our hands on.
Once you use one of our tools you will understand why we care so much .
We love art. That's why we're dedicated to continue making tools for you. You inspire us. We hope our tools inspire you.
We're excited to keep making great tools, so you can create great art! Thank you for stopping by.
Here's some testimonials that have come in recently, and we just had to share:
Wowser, folks. Thanks for your comments and confidence!