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Carve by hand SWEDISH SMÖRKNIV

For the love of good cutlery, we all need a hand-carved Swedish butter knife in our lives. And the best thing is you can carve your own smörkniv from trees growing in your garden.

Hand-carved butter knives are strong, sturdy and a work of art. They range from simple, elegant forms through to animal-shaped spreaders with matching dishes. They’re relatively simple things to make with a few low-tech tools and you probably won’t need to go any further than your garden to gather all the materials you’ll need.

HISTORY

The art of carving with an axe and knife has its roots entangled in the little-known Swedish word slöjd. Literally translated, this means handicraft, but dig deeper and you will find a

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