Crooked Knife / Specialty Knives

The Crooked Knife is an extremely handy tool used for woodworking and was popular with Indian people of the Eastern Woodlands, Alaska and Canada, although examples have been found throughout North America. It is sometimes referred to as a "mocotaugan," from the Cree word "muuhkutaakan". In use, it is drawn toward the body for hollowing out the insides of wooden objects such as bowls, spoons, and masks, making splints for baskets, and even simple whittling, as well as many other uses. Crazy Crow's reproduction of this classic knife is a functional, as well as an attractive, example of this ancient curved knife.