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Carving by Richard Baker Sr.
Carving by
Richard Baker Sr.

We are pleased to present samples of carvings by artists using knives from Preferred Edge Knives.

Bob Polyak

dude your knives rock!!!!...i am cleaning up one of my old carvings and your chip knife cuts soooooo easy,clean and perfect..i love it!!!...i am soooo gonna buy a whole set of what i need for native carving(masks and totems)...perhaps you could give me a list of all the knives i need..i do have chip,2 bent(slow n fast) and a curved adze...i attached a couple pics of my work....thanks soo much bro.

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Bob Polyak       Bob Polyak

Xwa Lack Tun (Rick Harry)

Xwa Lack Tun is a Coast Salish artist from the Squamish Band in West Vancouver.

See the Xwa Lack Tun's 'Emily Carr Mace' on YouTube as presented by Here.

Ron Deitrich

A beautiful snowy owl was carved by Ron Deitrich of Southold, NY USA. For commissions he can be reached at PH. 631 765 2105. Ron has been carving for thirty plus years and had honed his skill to perfection. Ron also designed the knives in the picture for shape carving. To find out more about the knives go the "Our Knives" page on the website.
See the "Owl" work and other works by Ron Here.

Bracken H'anuse Corlett

Bracken H'anuse Corlett is an emerging Northwest Coast artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He has made a living over the last few years as a Stage Manager, Maintenance Man, Production Manager, Media Artist, Writer and more recently as a Visual Artist. He is currently a student at the En'owkin Centre for Indigenous Art in Penticton BC.

The stories behind his art come from the traditions and history of his People as well as our current reality. He primarily works on canvas pieces, but has also begun woodcarving and will start jewelry carving in the summer of 2008.

His artwork has been published in Redwire Native Youth Magazine and shown at the Penticton Art Gallery, the Penticton Museum (Penticton BC), The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art (Kelowna BC), and was a featured artist in the Native Youth Art Collective Show at Video In (Vancouver BC). He has also done private and public commissions. If you would like to contact him he can be reached at
See some of his work Here.

Eugene Alfred

Eugene Alfred was born on November 6,1970 in Mayo, Yukon. He is of Tutchone and Tlingit ancestry, from the Crow Clan of the Selkirk First Nation in Pelly Crossing, Yukon Territory. He currently lives in Pelly Crossing.
...To contact him and see some of his work Here

Wayne Oben

Wayne Oben is a self taught master carver. A carver of wood, ivory and bone.
Rick Harry (Xwa-lack-tun)has been a big influence on his West Coast designs.
To find out more about Wayne and his magnificent carvings phone him at 604 467 2738.
... See some of his work Here

Peter Smith - Giq-Kalas

Peter Smith is a Kwakwaka’wakw carver that has been working in the wood mediums since 1995. Peter has studied under the watchful eyes of master carver Simon Dick, developing a style of his own in the traditional and contemporary way of his people. Giq-Kalas is translated ”Son of Great Importance.” He grew up learning the cultural traditions and meanings behind the masks as well as the songs that go with them. ... More Here

Joe Jack - Traditional Salish Art

Joe Jack Design Studio: For the last 16 years artist Joe Jack has worked extensively in creating works of traditional Salish Art in beautiful gold jewellery, limited edition prints, ivory, and western Red Cedar. His latest passion is in the designing, and the making of traditional Salish Racing Canoes. Check out his own web site Here.
Some of his work on our site Here.

Junior Carvers:

Cara Genier

Cara Genier and her beautiful and inspirational carving - Mark Jackson
Cara Genier
Julian Bjornson

This proud young fellow with his finished carving is Julian Bjornson.

"I am preparing a knife order for you as well. The students are really enjoying your knives!

Thanks - Mark Jackson"
Julian Bjornson