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Forum topic by Waterlog posted 08-25-2019 07:32 PM 1039 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2019 07:32 PM

I have a shop knife that a really use a lot and it is the most useful all around the shop. It is a paring knife style and the tang goes all the way through and has a flat screwdriver like end coming out of the but end. I think I bought this many years ago from Traditional Woodworking out of Texas but I do not think they are in business any more. If anyone recognizes this knife can you please tell me where I can get another one. Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 08-25-2019 09:32 PM

I googled traditional woodworker texas, and got a web site that said we moved.
The traditional woodworker web site did explain that they ceased operation in early 2017, and all inventory was purchased in may of 2017 by wood world of texas.

went here first,
And there is a link to Wood World of Texas.
I have done some business with them online. I would send them your knife photo. Maybe they can help.

good luck

-- John

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#2 posted 08-25-2019 09:36 PM

It looks like it would be a pretty simple knife to make. Just about any knife maker could make you one.

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#3 posted 08-25-2019 11:18 PM

That is used in a dental laboratory. It is used when working with plaster. Ask your dentist or find a local dental lab.
They could order one for you. (They are inexpensive) They are actually not designed to be terribly sharp. The flat tang on the end is used to separate castings from molds or impressions.

edit: I just looked on Amazon. $6.00 with free shipping.

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 01:38 AM

I had it’s brother, it walked off a lot of years ago. Mine was an Opneil, today all I can find in the USA is the Opneil folding knife. If you knew someone across the pond, they could probably buy the complete line.

Today if I had to replace it I would look at Styri are a Ukranian company that makes a lot of carving tools, chisels, and other things you want to be sturdy, and really sharp. Super low prices due to differences in $$$$$$$ values. Nice folks, if they don’t have it, they will make it, if you can explain it to them. Shipping happens about 2 to 3 weeks after order.

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 07:02 PM

I love this community. This is one of several posts I have read where someone posts a picture of an obscure and/or specialized tool and someone responds (often the same day) with the correct answer.

I also found a similar knife on Amazon >

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 07:38 PM

Bill that looks like the deal. Couple of days and it could be there.

I see my Styri link isn’t working. Huh. Here is an Etsy link for one of theirs.

I don’t know if the dental knife is going to be the kind of sharp I know that Styri will be. Costs a bit more though too. And of course the wait…....

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#8 posted 08-28-2019 10:44 AM

I can make one. Custom made high carbon, wood of your choice. Doesn’t get better than that.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 11-18-2019 03:28 AM

I have been out of commission for a couple months but appreciate the help with this request. I will see if I can find it with the info provided so far. I am retired but busy so it is hard to be diligent at staying current here. Thank you all for helping out. I will let you know if I find it.

Don’t touch spinning router bits (I’ve done it),

-- LWB Waterlog

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