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The Oar Carver knives were designed by Ross Oar and are manufactured in the USA by Queen Cutlery.
Oar Carvers come in the following varieties: Fixed Blade, Double Bladed Folding Pocket Knife, and Single Bladed Locking Pocket Knife.
The Double Bladed Folding Pocket Knife comes in two styles: the Version I which has two 1 3/4 inch long blades and the Version II which has one detail blade, 1 3/16 inch long, and one 1 3/4 inch long blade. All blades are made from D2 tool steel (high carbon, high chromium), which has excellent edge holding properties and all knives are custom made for woodcarving.
Oar Carving Knives supplied by Stadtlander Woodcarvings are available with either a Factory Edge or an Extra Sharp edge. The factory does their best to provide a sharp edge but inevitably this is a mass production effort. It is recommended that knives purchased in the Factory Edge condition are sharpened prior to using. Knives purchased in the Extra Sharp condition have been pre-sharpened by an experienced woodcarver and are ready to use for woodcarving.