Crooked knife carved By Paul René
In Paul René's younger years many of the elder men he learned from used the traditional knife of the woodland peoples for their work including carving and many other things. as one elder told him Today very few people use them or even know about them. They are based on a small blade - originally a beaver tooth - set into a handle.
Paul René carved this one and attached it with wire to a had a small blade forged. Wire is used for dry work in the woods, while eel skin or sturdy tape is used for canoe and maritime work. He will be doing more of these as well as other carvings.