Sunday, March 12, 2017

Oakblade palette knives

oakblade , the cold forged palette knife

Oakblade palette knives with one piece construction , ultra light tube handled design

Oakblade palette knife , the high performance tool
Oakblade artist specialty tools by Ray Oak Hyder. Pre Order now at

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Oakblade palette knives

 Oakblade palette knives.
The logical choice for plein air adventures!
 Ultra lightweight tube handled professional tools for the serious artist. Cold forged from one piece of metal - no welds to break.
Each knife is custom made just for you after you place an order. Select from for levels of flexibility and a wide array of shapes. Visit Oakblade for more details.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Palette knives by Oakblade

Oakblade palette knives , handcrafted artist specialty tools! Cold forged entirely from one piece of metal with an ultralight tube handled design . Available in four levels of flexibility. Each knife is made just for you after order is placed allowing customization for specific needs.

 Order today at  Oakblade 


Monday, October 10, 2016

The Oakblade palette knife

 Presenting the Oakblade, the palette knife platform reinvented by Ray Oak Hyder !   Shop now at Oakblade

Say goodbye to bulky wooden handles! Shed the weight in your plein air kit !
 Looking for that one blade shape for years? Look no more. Available in Stainless and titanium! 
follow us on Instagram    Handcrafted in Vancouver Canada by Ray Oak Hyder.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Artist life series ...

More of my mysterious artisan ways...


Art is life .. Dish it up accordingly ..

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Micro chisel system

Here is a special chisel clamp I made to tackle deep engraving backgrounds. 

I had to use one I had already made to chisel out the groove for the graver stock !


I can do extra narrow areas if I grind the sides of the stock down. It is a great solution to deep engravings in softer metals. 


Getting in and around raised areas can be a challenge with a large graver. Visibility is obscured and there is a greater risk of damaging areas with the backside of the graver. 


Here removing background around a fox that is 2mm tall!! 


Nine thousands of an inch wide! 

Ray Hyder toolmaker ,artist