This tarred nylon twine is traditional for wrapping adzes and knives and useful for many other things as well. Strong indeed. Sold as a convenience for toolmakers who don't have access to a fisheries supply store. 1 lb spool, three sizes.
#9 Thin line for knives, 2050 feet per spool $16.00
#18 Elbow adzes, 1065 feet per spool $14.00
#21 Thickest—D-adze, elbow adze, 825 feet per spool $14.00
R. Murphy Company Hand Carving Knife
A Kestrel detailing knife this is not, but this tool fits the bill for a small inexpensive carving knife. Although not made by Kestrel, these tools have good heat treat. 1 3/8″ straight edge with a slim and controllable haft. Shipped sharp.
- #K-21 Murphy knife $16.00
Same tool with a Kestrel regrind to a drop point plus a high polish razor edge. A practical tool for every carver.
- #K-22 Murphy knife, reground $22.00
Bent-Corner Box Making
The making of chests and boxes has gained in popularity among Northwest coast artists. The Kwakiutl via Mungo Martin and others never really stopped box making. There are a few real masters. New kerfs and approaches to box making have been explored in the last few years. It's a deal of fun for amateurs like myself. In this photo are many of the tools used in box making. Sitka straight elbow adze and texture adze, crooked knives in C, H-1, and #3 bends, detail knife and a small block plane. Refer to the literature section for information on bent corner box making and a sheet on how to make the dome-top chest shown.