For a complete description of all the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives made by HELVIE KNIVES look under “COOL LINKS” in the right hand box and click of “Helvie Knife Guide.” The guide is written in such a way to present combinations of knives that complement each other or are similar in appearance and use. The guide can be printed as well as simply read on the computer. Knives may be purchased by contacting Helvie Knives at 765-675-8811.
HELVIE KNIVES has posted on their website the twenty one knives of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series which can be viewed and ordered by clicking on MERTZ Signature Series.
The complete HELVIE website may be accessed by going to COOL LINKS to the right of this column and click on HELVIE KNIVES.
HELVIE KNIVES announces the introduction of two more knives in the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series. Each knife is a continuation of the basic design and concept for a carving knife that is used in a “slice and roll” action. The cutting edge is curved in a quarter moon shape to allow for a slicing action in both the push and pull stroke. The back edge mirrors the cutting edge with a scimitar blade shape to allow for greater access in tight areas while carving. Read the rest of this entry »
Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES pulled a fast one on two of his Signature Knife friends by asking each one to carve a block of basswood into a knife blade holder for the other friend without telling us that we were each doing it for one another. Read the rest of this entry »
HELVIE KNIVES announces the introduction of the MINI MERTZ II ~ # 6-2 Signature Series detail knife. This new and additional version of the MINI MERTZ utilizes a different blade material and shape as well as handles shape. Read the rest of this entry »
My wife, Frances, commissioned Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES to create the wood burned art depicting the logo and names of WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Knives made by Rich, Holli and Skylar Smithson who are owners and manufacturers of HELVIE KNIVES. Thanks for a cherished gift.
HELVIE KNIVES introduces two more in the Signature Series Knives. The DRONE BEE ~ # 11 has the traditional straight cutting edge blade. The CUCKOO BEE ~ # 12 has a variation of the WOOD BEE CARVER designed blade with a curved cutting edge with an extended tang. Both knife blades are made from specialty steel that has its own unique “feel of cut”. Read the rest of this entry »
Carving on the Edge is to imply that the cutting edge of the carving knife blade is what separates the wood fibers while removing a chip. The cutting edge, when magnified will reveal minute cutting teeth much like a hand saw. It is these cutting teeth that create the cutting action when the knife is used in a slicing action. The slicing cut is to follow the path of the cutting edge through the wood so that as many of the cutting teeth are utilized. In conjunction with the cutting edge teeth, the bevel on the side of the blade be it skinny or fat, provides the angle at which the cutting edge enters the wood. So it is both the slicing action and the angle of the cutting edge that work together to create a clean cut. Read the rest of this entry »