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Jun

HELVIE KNIVES ~ Mini Mertz

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

Mini Mertz

HELVIE KNIVES  announces the introduction of the latest edition of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives.  Signature Series # 6 ~ the MINI MERTZ is a true detail knife with a thin handle. The cherry wood handle is wood burned with the art work of Rich Smithson who makes the Helvie Knives along with his wife Holli and daughter Skylar.

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The five inch tall cowboy was carved to demonstrate that it could be done using slicing cuts with no forced wedge cuts.  A one and three quarter inch tall cowboy was also carved with this knife to demonstrate that its main purpose is for making delicate and precise detail cuts.  The photographic journey of the two cowboys reveals the results of carving with this knife. (Click on photograph to enlarge – use back arrow to return to main page)

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It is recommended to hand strop on a leather strop coated with appropriate abrasive compound to keep the cutting edge tuned to it most efficient carving edge.  Buffing on a motorized wheel will round over the cutting edge very rapidly defeating the purpose of stropping.  A blade normally only needs to be sharpened when the cutting edge is damaged or the cutting edge has been rounded over by too aggressive buffing.

Contact HELVIE KNIVES at 765-675-8811 with any questions about the Mini Mertz or to place an order.  HAPPY CARVING.

 

 

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  1. WoodBeeCarver » Blog Archive » MINI MERTZ II ~ Detail Knife    Dec 28 2013 / 8am:

    […] used in the rough out Helvie Knives.  Its narrow blade is an inch and half long. The original MINI MERTZ  with its inch and quarter blade uses a thinner blade stock used in the detail Helvie Knives.  Each […]

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