[NAFEX] Grafting knife grip?
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Feb 25 09:32:34 EST 2004
At 08:35 AM 2/25/2004 -0500, Tom wrote:
>Finally bought a grafting knife with a single beveled edge. Now I have a
>I am following the instructions in the "Fruit Grafters Handbook" put out
>by Burford and Fackler, and it does not
>mention whether the beveled edge should be up or down, when making cuts.
>I am right handed, and I assume that they sent me a right handed
>knife. When I hold the knife in my right fist,
Yes, you've got a right-handed knife.
I always make my cuts pulling toward me - the edge is facing me, and the
bevel is up; I realize one's power-stroke should be on pushing away, but
grafting is not so much a power thing as a finesse thing. Of course,
cutting toward one's self is one of the major reasons so many of us cut
ourselves from time to time in the process.
USDA Zone 6
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