Produced by one of Germany’s oldest tool-making firms, these professional-quality gouges are the style traditionally favored by European carvers. The natural finish hornbeam handles have excellent impact resistance, and their octagonal shape gives a secure grip and prevents rolling on the bench. The fully polished blades are hand forged from high-carbon steel, hardened to Rc61 for durability, and require only final stropping.
The mainstays of any carver's kit, these gouges have straight blades that are curved across their width. Curvature (or sweep) ranges from #3 (slight) to #11 (U-shaped).
They perform a multitude of tasks, from setting in and waste removal, to modelling and grounding. Can be used with bevel down or up.
They will last a lifetime with normal care.