• A crooked knife was an essential tool in the shaping of ribs, sheathing, thwarts, and other parts of the canoe.

Crooked Knife

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • The knife had a curved handle and was usually drawn toward the holder, slicing off thin shavings of soft cedar and other woods.
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