Kestrel Basic Northwest Coast Carver's Kits
The most frequently used tools. With them you can carve relief work (formline design), bowls, masks, etc. Save over individually priced items. If you already own a tool or two from this set, you may substitute others. Adze sheath, rubber guards, slipstone, and assembly and/or use instructions included.
Kit #1: Sitka elbow adze, C-bend crooked knife, H-1 crooked knife, E-bend crooked knife, detail knife, Spyderco teardrop ceramic stone. With gutter adze $464.00; with straight adze $455.00 (save $25.00)
Kit #2: The basics: Sitka adze iron, honed blades for C, H-1, and E crooked knives, detail blade, ceramic stone, but no wood or leather parts. With gutter iron $240.00; with a straight iron $237.00 (save $10.00)
On this coast much work is being done for actual use in an active ceremonial and ritual life. The tools are also being used in making this beautiful mission style furniture in Santa Fe, in building fine wooden boats in Maine, in the manufacture of wonderful stringed instruments and in dozens of other equally vital ways. These craftsmen and women are investing themselves in their work, showing respect for their materials and for the earth that created them. I guess what I would like most to express is my thankfulness for the opportunity to supply tools to some of the finest, most aware artists of our time. I hope to continue to deserve your confidence and trust by operating this business in an open and straightforward manner, by providing technically competent, geometrically correct tools and by investing my heart in my work as a blade maker as you do in your work as artists and sculptors.
Thanks for your wonderful support and comments. I am grateful to be filling a real need for real people doing creative work. Love your families and the mother earth.