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A lot of the old posts have the pics removed and I can't find a thread just for letter openers, so perhaps we could see a few here. I suppose letter openers have gone pretty much the same way as bottle openers - most bottles have twist caps now and email and text has largely replaced the letter. However, it seems that these things still sell quite well. I do a lot of ram heads and long horn bulls on pokers and bottle openers, but this is the first go at a paper knife/ letter opener. The bull has a single edge, the ram is double sided. The ram is more comfortable in the hand, but you have
These small letter openers are good for quick demos. Just a few minutes to make and they involve a range of skills - drawing out, scrolling, twisting etc. I did a couple for a pre-school demo recently and one of the little kids asked what it was. I said that it's a letter opener and he asked "What does it do?". I said that it's for opening letters and his reply was "What's a letter?" A sign of the times. Email and text has all but done away with the humble letter. I haven't made many of these before and will hone the skills a little more to achieve more consistency in the future. The blades wa