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Old 05-06-2009, 07:21 PM
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Hi all. I am wondering, if Lee Ferguson Kifes are any good. there is so many on ebay. they look good. what do you think. I do need some good knifes. thanks Evie
OH Ps. they are going for $20.00 and up. is that a good price.
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Little Shavers sells the Ferguson knives. You could check on prices there. They are good knives. I have had one for over 10 years. It seems to hold a edge pretty good. I have never used it a lot because I just don't like the handle.

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Lee Ferguson Knives are a good deal. Can't beat the price. I personally do not like the bevel the way they come but I get rid of that. If you like a knife with no bevel, then i would order it from Rick at Little Shavers and have Rick make one single bevel. Those knives are great for general carving and detail as well. They roll cut better than any knife I have. Great for animals and getting between legs etc.
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thanks guys, and what is a roll cut? I just might bid on a couple. thanks again. Evie
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If you have ever watched Gene Messer's carvings a roll cut is used when he makes the chin on a carving and in other areas, when you scoop out the wood in an area buy pushing the blade forward but rolling it down and out.

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Evie, I do not know about the ferguson knives as I have never used one, but one thing I can tell you, the Drake knife is AWESOME !! They come sharp and stay sharp, just an awesome knife. If I were you I would spend my money on a Drake. They are the same price as the Ferguson knife at Little Shavers. Here is a link to Drake, I think you will really like them.
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i like the ferguson knives, but i also modify the bevel of his blades to suit my taste. he is a great guy to deal with, i have bought knives and just blades from him in the past.
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I have both Ferguson and Drake. I like both knives but find myself using the drake more and more for most carving. I don't think you will be sorry with either one, both are good quaility knives
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I've been using Ferguson knives for years and find they outshine the others by far. No pretty handles here just good steel.
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Default Re: Lee Ferguson Knifes

I have not tried Ferguson knives so I can't say anything good or bad about them.

I do however believe the folks a Little Shavers would not stock or sell any knife they did not consider a quality knife.

Myself I use the two Denny knives that I got from them with my carving Starter Kit and I have given them a real work out and have no complaints with a Denny Knife at all.
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