These good-quality shallow-fluted spindle gouges represent excellent value. Milled from 6542 high-speed steel (an alloy similar to M2) and hardened to Rc60-62, they come sharpened ready for use.
For work between centers, the gouges have blunt fingernail grinds for bead and cove work. They measure about 22" overall with substantial 16" long ash handles that are comfortable in the hand, allow excellent control, and provide significant leverage during heavy work.
Though these gouges are ideal for the budget-conscious beginner, experienced turners will find them useful for experimenting with different grinds.