The photograph shows a Clown writing pen and a Hobbit carved recently for Helvie Knives for their private collection. The writing pen began as a ball point pen cartridge inserted into a short and a longer block of basswood to see an example of what could be carved as a carved writing pen. The Hobbit was carved out of a five inch tall by two and three quarters inch square block.
A picture is worth a thousand words suggests what can be learned from studying pictures in this photographic journey.
The first photographic journey is of the Clown writing pen showing the front and back view followed by a picture of the Helvie Signature Series # 3 knife used to carve the Clown.
The Hobbit was carved to form using a Helvie Limited Special Edition larger two and a half inch scimitar blade in a Pakkawood handle. A smaller two inch scimitar bladed knife, the Signature Series # 2 and a Collector’s Series knife were used for refining the form into detail carving of the overall figure Read the rest of this entry »