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Joe You Signature Series Knife


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Helvie Knives has been working with Caricature Carver of America member Joe You to bring out a new Signature Series knife. We are proud to add Joe You to our line of Signature Knives

Joe began woodcarving in 1991 after attending the fall show of the Capital Woodcarvers Association (CWA) in Sacramento, CA. He bought a book, knife, a strop and some basswood and carved by himself for 3 years. He joined the CWA in 1994 and his woodcarving improved. Much of his improvement is due to the numerous caricature carving classes he took from such instructors as Dave Dunham, Marv Kaisersatt, Bob Travis, Dave Stetson, Harold Enelow, Pete LaClair, Gary Batte, Pete Ortel, Jack Price and Joe Wannamaker. Joe loves caricature carving not only because he has always enjoyed a good laugh and working with wood, but because it allows him to express his creativity in facial and body expressions. There are no limits to the amount of creativity in caricature. Joe has always enjoyed art and has taken many classes including: art classes at UC Davis, portrait drawing, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, stained glass, cartooning, and pottery. Joe encourages the little one to appreciate and participate in art by being an Art Links volunteer at his children’s school for over 10 years. Joe has been married since 1977 to his wife, Chris. They have 3 adult children: Kelly, Jarod, and Travis. When Joe is not woodcarving, he can be found carving teeth as a dentist in his general practice in Elk Grove, CA.

All of the Joe You's Knife handles are made from Natural Wood and come with Joe’s Signature, Series Number and Knife Number as to when they are made. All information is hand wood burned into the handle. All handles are approximately 3-1/2 inches in length and are slightly wider than the typical Helvie knife handle.

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 Rough Out- The blade is approximately 1-1/2” long and 1/2" wide. The handle is natural wood approximately 3-1/2" long.

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