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Guanabanus

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Re: Grafting Knife
« Reply #100 on: August 19, 2016, 08:53:59 PM »
With soft wood, cut toward body, with wrist curved away, so that wrist hits stomach, not hand and knife; and with thumb curved back towards body, so that handle of knife hits curvature of thumb.
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Re: Grafting Knife
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2016, 01:49:52 AM »
I used my victornox today for the first time. After opening the package I quickly realized the bevel is make for left handers...

I bought it on amazon, it wasn't labelled a left handed.

Are you trying to cut towards your body or cut away from your body?

At first, I too thought that the bevel was on the wrong side.

I was always taught away.

Then I think you need a left hand knife.  :-\

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Re: Grafting Knife
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2016, 06:12:22 AM »
I used my victornox today for the first time. After opening the package I quickly realized the bevel is make for left handers...

I bought it on amazon, it wasn't labelled a left handed.

Are you trying to cut towards your body or cut away from your body?

At first, I too thought that the bevel was on the wrong side.

I was always taught away. I believe my best (and most memorable) lesson was from Joe Sable at CRFG  :)

What do most people do. I would be worried about cutting towards myself, especially with hardwoods.

When cutting budwood with the blade towards your body, you're pulling the scion away from yourself against the blade, not pulling the blade towards your body.
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