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Skiving Knives

I recently bought a couple of skiving knives from Lisa Sorrell, and I’ll start this by saying this: Run, do not walk, to Lisa’s website and buy one. One of each if you can afford it, but the big one if not. If you can’t afford a US$45 knife, that’s …

Knives

Sharp is Good The most important feature of the knife is that it be sharp; razor sharp is a good start. In a recent post on the Crispin Colloquy, D.W. Frommer II, a professional western bootmaker whose skill and philosophy I admire a great deal, said the ability to sharpen …

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