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I am not sure how to get the tools out of the country, as the mail here is just not reliable. Has anyone had experience bying tools in South America, and if I am unable to locate them, is there anything I should look for in a knife in particular. How about wood, how cured does it have to be and is driftwood useable...I guess I could get most of this out of reading other posts, but I am just trying to take the first step before I chicken out at this point! Better yet, are there any native Argentine carvers that could tell me what I should google to find these tools here.
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If you are able, find an "old" straight razor and make your own knife.....it will be one of the best you will own! Go to Rick's site Little Shavers Wood Carving Supply to see how to make one......I have made several and love them! Or, I also love Helvie knives.....I am sure you can order them, whether they get through your mail system or not? that is another question? As for wood, I would think you would have an abundance of great wood there, look for something fairly soft.....basswood or butternut is probably out, but something comparable.....talk to furniture makers there!
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Look up on the green bar above the messages and click on "Search". Put "Argentina" in the search field. There have been a couple of carvers from Argentina here before - perhaps you can find contact information.

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im sure that there are "native" carvers in argentina-- find out what kind of wood they are using for craft sales-- here many use drift wood-- some is hard and some not so hard. all of it is dirty and sandy and requires lots of honing on ur tools-- inquire as to magazine subscriptions from europe and purchase direct from the manufacturer-- you can buy lots of tools in the US that originate in europe-- but there is not sense in paying freight twice. nothing at all wrong with the US retailers--
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Celeste,
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