My Father's Day present this year was this nice Crown 11-inch curved draw knife.
It arrived nearly shaving-sharp, it took me mere moments to get the edge the way I wanted it, and seems of good quality.
(Spyderco Delica in picture for scale)
My 20+ year old BBQ grill had its handle finally rot off today. So...time to play with my new toy!
A few minutes working with the bottom section of this small tree (the part that is already cut off, I didn't take a picture until afterwards
) with the draw knife, and a little carving with a small axe, yielded me a nice new handle:
And a little mess:
One trip to the lumber yard avoided!