[NAFEX] grafting knife bevel

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Thu Mar 25 21:09:52 EST 2004


Though it may go against all the knife safety you were ever taught as a
child, you pull the knife toward you when you (whip and tongue) graft.  It's
not particularly dangerous, but the movement is much easier to perform after
you've watched someone graft in person.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Almarode" <lisaalmarode at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:25 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] grafting knife bevel

> I have just received my grafting knife (victorinox).
> It has a single bevel on the right of the edge (if
> you hold the knife with the bevel side up, the edge
> is on the left).
> The natural way I'm holding this is with the knife
> in my right and the wood in my left (I'm right
> handed), pushing away from myself to cut, and that
> leaves the beveled edge next to the wood.  It doesn't
> seem right.  Am I holding the knife/wood wrong, is
> it a left-handed knife, or is the bevel next to the
> wood actually correct?
> Though even with the bevel, my (practice) cuts are a
> lot better than with the razor...
> Lisa in Ashland Oregon
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