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Dale Green Signature Series Knife


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CCA carver Dale Green and Rich & Holli Smithson of Helvie Knives have been working together to bring out a new line of Signature Series knives. We are proud to have Dale join our Signature Line of knives.

I became interested in woodcarving after having tried my hand at drawing, painting watercolors and oils. I wasn't all that good at painting and my drawing left a lot to be desired so I set out looking for a hobby, no, I needed a hobby to distract me from a high-stress job. The problem was, I had no idea what to do. One Saturday in the Fall of 1996 my wife saw a sign advertising wood carving classes at a local store so we stopped in. On a whim, I bought a few tools and registered for a class - quite certain it would be another disaster. My first woodcarving instructor and long time mentor, was Ellis Olson who taught me to carve a little pegged leg sailor in the round, and that was all it took to create a passion for wood carving that continues to this day.

I was determined to learn everything about wood carving and took advantage of all the local classes and then hit the road to attend classes taught by the most recognized carvers. After trying many styles of carving, it didn't take long to realize that caricature carving was for me. I began to focus all my interest and time in caricature carving classes. My house is full of carvings I have done with Phil and Vicki Bishop, Steve Prescott, Dave Stetson, Cleve Taylor, Pete LeClair and Harold Enlow. These classes were informative and fun, each teacher lending their own brand of humor. I have had many mentors over the years and learned a great deal from each one of them.

After a few years I started designing and carving my own caricature figures, some of which have been published in Carving Magazine and Wood Carving Illustrated. My carvings have won numerous First Place and Best of Division awards, including "Best of Show" at the 2012 and 2014 Caricature Carvers of America competition and Editor's Choice Nominee for Best Design, Wood Carving Illustrated Magazine. In 2014 I was inducted into the Caricature Carvers of America an honor that remains a high point in my life. I enjoy creating a humorous scene that tells a funny story. The highest compliment I receive is when one of carvings puts a smile on someone's face.

I began teaching caricature carving about 10 years ago and enjoy sharing my knowledge and meeting new carvers. My teaching schedule includes a weekly group in my studio and a variety of classes for all levels of carvers. In my experience, wood carvers are a fun group anxious to share ideas and tips. I have made many great friends through wood carving who continue to give me new ideas, and teach me the importance of sharing.

My wife, Kerry, doesn't mind the wood chips - she calls them clean dirt - and even bakes treats for the students. We live in Holladay, Ut. with our 2 dogs, and I'm an active member of the Utah Valley Woodcarvers Club.

All of the Dale's Knife handles are made from Natural Wood and come with Dale's Signature, his logo, Series Number and Knife Number that corresponds to the order they are made. All designs on the knife are hand wood burned into the handle. All handles are approximately 5-3/8 inches in length.

All knives are custom made by hand one at a time please allow 7-10 days to make them. Don't forget to add a sheath or strop with this mighty fine knife.

Series 1 - Roughout Flex - The Blade is approximately 2-1/4" long and 1/2" wide and made from .050 stock thickness. The blade has the "Flex" grind to it. The handle is natural wood approximately 5-3/8" long.

Series 2 - Detail - The Blade is approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/8" wide and made from .032 stock thickness. The handle is natural wood approximately 5-3/8" long.

Dale Green Large Bullnose - Push blade is approximately 1 3/4" in length and approximately 11/16 wide. Handle is made of natural wood and measures approximately 2 1/2" in length.

Dale Green Medium Bullnose - Push blade is approximately 1 5/8" in length and approximately 1/2 wide. Handle is made of natural wood and measures approximately 2 1/2" in length.