Michihamono Tsuki Nomi Wood Carving 6mm Woodcarving U Gouge Woodworking Tool
This straight gouge with a 6mm wide cutting edge is used to create small, deep cuts on a wood surface. Great for small-sized details such as folds in a wood sculpture's clothing and smooth indentations on the face.
This high-quality wood carving U gouge, from Japan, is manufactured by Michihamono. This tool is made from White Paper Steel (Shirogami No. 2). This material is used in making cutting tools that are tough, easy to sharpen, and has a great edge retention, perfect for wood carving. The handle is made from Japanese cherry blossom wood that is designed to fit comfortably in your hand and allows you to carve for an extended period. A ferrule is added to keep the handle from splitting.
This tool has a sharp blade with a sturdy shank but without the bulk and weight of a full size socket wood carving tool. This type of Tsuki Nomi (Japanese wood carving tool) can be used to remove small excess wood and for finishing curved or flat areas on the edges of your wood. It has more durability than finer wood carving hand tools and it can cut sharper than a full sized socket tool with its shallow angled bevel. Tsuki Nomi fills the role between Michihamono's heavy-duty wood carving tools and its finer wood carving hand tools, possessing both the tools' benefits.
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
- Blade Material: White Paper Steel (Shirogami No. 2)
- Blade Width: 6mm
- Handle Material: Cherry Blossom Wood
- Handle Length: 180mm
- Overall Length: 240mm
Please note: The blade edge is sharp, keep out of the reach of children. Store without the blade contacting any hard surface to avoid dulling the cutting edge.
Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.