Civivi durus and chop sticks

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We're on an mtb holiday. Gail didn't pack any cutlery. We were under some sort of little gum tree, so I hunted around for suitable chop stick contenders. Found some good ones, but with lots of knots. I tried a couple of as yet little used knife skills with my civivi durus - a nice little hollow ground knife with a finger choil which is great for this type of thing. I only made small movements, mostly pushing the rear of the blade with my other thumb - very safe. I also used the chest technique too, but it really wasn't needed. Even though the wood was dry it was easy to work. I cut the sticks to length by working around them pushing the blade in at an angle. About 5 mins spent on each set :) It was a good exercise; much easier than carving a spoon or a fork :ROFLMAO:.

Note: in the picture, the two sticks in the middle are one set, the outer sticks are another set. We're keeping them as souvenirs for the trip.
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As long as you didn’t use oleander!
Too soft :) If we ever made a fire, we could harden them up a bit. Can't beat bamboo chopsticks. I could make a set of oleander chopsticks for our political leader :)
 
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