Topic: Does Anyone Use Curved Knives?
I play on a fairly small reed and sometimes it is difficult for me to get the cane out of the channels/valleys if I want to take a lot out. Sometimes I will scrape at an angle so I can get the cane out of the valleys but not the center or sides. I wonder how many use a curved blade for this purpose. Michael has recommended this Swiss Army Grafter http://www.swissknifeshop.com/shop/garden/victorinox/swiss-army-grafter-with-straight-blade and then there is the Exacto http://www.drillspot.com/products/1150097/x-acto_x622_no_22_large_curve_carving_knife_blade?s=1 Does anyone use anything else that they like. Do you use a special technique to sharpen these blades. I suppose the Exacto is probably cheap enough it might just be thrown away after a few uses. Thanks, Kent
Principal Lecturer In Bassoon and Theory
Northern Arizona University