NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
Whittling & Carving
As the handicraft and carving trend grows stronger all over the world, we have seen an increased need to offer more carving and whittling tools at our store, North River Outdoors. In response to this, we now have expanded our knife lines to carry many whittling and carving tools.
We now carry some of the best wood carving & whittling tools needed for your next project. Next time you visit our store, you will see many new professional brands by Flexcut (USA), Mora (Sweden) & Gransfors Bruk (Sweden). We also carry the necessary carving accessories: tape, thumb protectors and safety cutting gloves.
Whittling & Carving Tools
We're proud to offer the following new knife carving lines:
Made in Erie, PA., Flexcut Tool Company, Inc. was founded in 1986, under the name of Falls Run Woodcarving, primarily as a custom carving shop and woodcarving school. In 1992, Flexcut began manufacturing a new breed of woodcarving tools to address the needs of the modern hobbyist and professional. Carving tool design had not changed much since the industrial revolution, although the people practicing woodcarving did.
Mora, one of the world's largest knife manufacturers, has come a long way in its development. The beginning of its history dates back to 1891, when master Eric Frost founded his knife factory. This is how the largest knife company in Mora - Frost Knivfabrik - was born. In 1912 two other masters from the same city: Lock Anders Mattsson and Krang-Johan Eriksson, founded Eriksson&Mattssons Knivfabrik. Both companies: KJ Eriksson and Frost Knivfabrik ran in parallel all the year and were competitors. In the early 2000s, the shares of Frost Knivfabrik were bought out by KJ Eriksson, and in 2005 the two companies merged completely. And there was a single company Morakniv, a large, powerful enterprise with conveyor production of knives.
Gränsfors Bruk has been manufacturing axes since 1902. For more than 100 years, they have built a business based around handcrafted axes and axe expertise, with a focus on quality, design, and craftsmanship.
Beyond the addition of new woodworking and carving tools, we're now offering a new class called "Whittling & Carving" every two weeks to better help you understand the carving tools and gain the necessary knowledge and experience.
Whittling & Carving Class
Join North River Outdoors for our new Whittling & Carving class. You'll learn how to safely whittle wood to shape and add the final details that bring your pieces to life. You will also learn how to keep your knife sharp and how to select good wood for whittling.
We have experienced carvers, Rosa Ring & Jeremy Parker, showing proper safety and techniques that will be making spoons, letter openers, figure characters and all kinds of woodworking projects that you can take home. Classes are held every second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
We'll spend two hours learning:
• How to safely and effectively use knives and tools• Identify the various tools and woods needed for your carving projects
• Learn how to do specific carving techniques like whittling a spoon and other creative projects to take home
• Each class will have new whittling projects or continue to work on existing projects for guidance
This class is held by North River Outdoors at 2941 River Road W. Goochland, VA 23063. When arriving, please park in the asphalt parking lot located to the left of the building and enter in the first door. There will be signs posted. Classes are Free & Limited. Please RSVP for each class. Adults are welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves are required and will be provided. We'll have various knives, chisels and wood blocks free for use.
For more information, visit our Training/Class Schedule by clicking here.
Visit Our Store
Since 2012, we have been growing in the Virginia area and have now expanded our Outdoor Gear, Knives and Tools to more brands and tools. If you haven't visited our store in the last few months, feel free to stop by and see what's changed. We carry many new knife brands and now offer new Knife/Axe sharpening services.
NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS
2941 RIVER ROAD W
GOOCHLAND, VIRGINIA 23063
Outside View of our newest Outdoor Store (STE 4) and our new Internet/Office Space (STE 3)