Michihamono Japanese Premium Wood Carving Tool 9mm U Gouge
This tool has a long, extendible blade that can be adjusted out from the handle after it has been worn down from sharpening far longer than competing tools. Excellent value for money.
Looking for a durable, quality tool that's built to last? This tool is a great addition to any woodcarver's collection. Not only does it have a sleek wooden handle that's easy to hold, it also features a blade made from high quality steel.
The blade's shape is great for smooth edges and carving nice, rounded shapes into your project. Unlike most blades, this blade's length can be adjusted, allowing for use over a greater period of time.
To adjust the blade, simply remove the bolster gently from the handle with pliers or similar implements and pivot the top half of the handle on the hinge pin until the blade and shank is fully exposed. Remove the blade and shank from the handle by lifting it directly upwards, freeing the shank hook from the wood. Sharpen your blade on a suitable whet stone. Replace the blade into the handle channel either with the hook placed in the original hole it was unseated from, or move the blade to a higher position in the handle as the blade is ground down. Please note the blade should be moved up the handle in one centimetre increments to prevent too many anchor points in the wood being made, which may weaken it. The handle will compress the blade providing friction which should help keep it in place, adhesives or lubricants are not recommended as this may affect the functioning of the tool. To prevent hook deformation, excessive backwards pressure should not be exerted on the front of the blade, should the hook become deformed and no long hold the blade in place and cannot be corrected, please contact the manufacturer for a replacement. With proper use and care, this tool should still be able to perform after the blade has been worn down by a little under twice the amount that is exposed from the end of the bolster when first purchased.
- Handle length (not including bolster): 9cm
- Handle width (widest point): 1.5cm
- Handle width (narrowest point): 1.0cm
- Bolster length: 1.8cm
The background grid in the picture is in square millimetres.