Michihamono Japanese Wood Carving Shortbent Tool Large 15mm Woodcarving Spoon Bent Shallow U Gouge, with Wooden Handle, for Woodworking
This woodworking short bent gouge creates very shallow cuts on the surface of the wood. Great for leveling and finishing backgrounds such as in relief carving.
This large wood carving tool is made in Japan and forged from Blue Steel (Aogami No. 2) that contains chromium and tungsten to increase wear resistance for longer-lasting sharpness. It is the same material used in making Japanese high-end cutting tools. The tang of this tool is embedded in a Japanese cypress wood handle that has a smooth, round finish that fits comfortably into your hand.
This tool is the better choice for finishing flat surfaces than wood carving chisel because of its very shallow curve. In relief carving, it can access closed backgrounds (a flat area enclosed by wood projections) with its bent blade to level it out. Buy this along with the other sizes to carve wood in different widths depending on your needs. Available in 7.5mm, 4.5mm, and 1.5mm sizes (sold separately).
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
- Blade Material: Blue Paper Steel (Aogami) No.2
- Blade Width: 15.0mm
- Handle Material: Japanese Cypress Wood
- Handle Length: 180mm
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.