Tool Suppliers

www.oldtools.co.uk. I’ve been very pleased with the service from Matt Francis at Old ToolsаLtd аwhen I bought a lovely old Disston rip saw from him recently. The saw was well packaged with recyclable packaging material and a good parcel delivery service was used that allowed me to track my package. I’ve no hesitation in recommending his well laid out site for old and vintage woodworking tools, including a good selection of green woodworking tools as well.

www.woodsmithexperience.co.ukаis the online toolstore of woodsmith Maurice Pyle. Maurice is based in the North East of England with a beautiful workshop Flint Mill within the grounds of Beamish Museum. аI have very fond memories of the first few spoon carving courses I ran at Flint Mill. аMaurice supplies green woodworking tools and books from his wonderful new website as well as other woody goods and services. That's Maurice using a very nice Hans Karlsson Carpenters Axe.
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In the last few years Maurice has been offering woodcraft holidays, including spoon carving, at his idyllic wooden house and woodland in Norway.а Follow the linkаScandinavian Adventuresаfor more information

Ben Orfordаmakes handmade carving tools, bushcraft knives and leather goods. He makes some great hook knives in various sizes and I use them on my courses.

www.dictum.com/en. Dictum are a German company, but both the website and paper catalogue are also available in English. They specialise in fine tools and have an excellent range of Scandinavian hand forged edge tools. Their other specialism is in quality Japanese tools.

www.woodlandcraftsupplies.co.uk. This is the website of Woodland Craft Supplies, run by Matthew Robinson. Matthew’s company supplies green woodworkingаbooks and tools using a traditional mail order system. A great site to get hold of Hans Karlson gouges.

Svante Djarvаhand forges about 4000 tools per year, including knives, axes and gouges, from his workshop in Sweden. His focus is on traditional tools of very high quality. The image on the right shows his small and large hook knives and sloyd knife, each with a surfaced handle for a good grip. The knives are shown alongside a half finished large spoon in cherry wood. Maurice Pyle at the Woodsmith’s Store now stocks Svante Djarv tools.а


www.brisa.fi. If you are interested in making your own carving knife, the Finnish web-site Brisa can provide the blades, horn, wood etc. Some simple how to guides on the site as well. It may be in Finland, but its all priced in euros. Superb photos of hand made knives to inspire as well.


www.lamnia.fi. Another great Finnish website, with a focus on hunting, shooting and fishing but with a range of knives, axes and other tools. I've used this site and received really good service to the UK


www.pinewoodforge.comаThis is Del Stubbs’ website. Del is an American spoon carver who sells specialist knives. The site has an excellent gallery and includes good information on spooncarving techniques, including the technique of kolrossing, which allows intricate patterns to be made on spoons and bowls.


www.ragweedforge.comаis the website of Ragnar’s Ragweed Forge an American historical re-enactment enthusiast. Because his interest is the Viking period Ragnar carries a very wide range of traditional knives made by Scandanavian companies; Brusletto, Helle, Karesuando, Frosts, Iisakki etc. Ragnar has stopped delivering outside the USA. Let’s hope he offers this service again soon.


david@spooncarving.org.uk ай David Knight 2017