I forged a few copper knife blades from 1/4" copper rod. Could hardly skin a carrot with any of them.
Knowing how poor my striking accuracy is and having a poor heat source, I found a black smith to
forge some adze blades. I hafted those in the manner of a D-adze, a popular wood carving tool
Here in the Pacific Northwest. Here, you can see many examples of both the crooked knives and the various adzes.
Of course, these are all steel. I have and use the adzes and many similar carving knives.