Michihamono Wood Carving Tool Micro 1.5mm Short Bent Shallow Woodcarving U Gouge, with Wooden Handle, to Carve Details in Woodworking | Goods Japan

Michihamono Wood Carving Tool Micro 1.5mm Short Bent Shallow Woodcarving U Gouge, with Wooden Handle, to Carve Details in Woodworking

This wood carving tool is great for carving details and reaching areas where a straight gouge can't access. It features a spoon-like bent blade that is ideal for producing shallow concave cuts in small spaces.


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Michihamono, a well known manufacturer of Japanese carving tools, has created this high-quality woodworking short bent gouge with a 1.5mm wide blade. This tool's blade is made of Blue Paper Steel that has a high chromium and tungsten content, ensuring the blade will not chip off and wear out easily. The blade's tang is inserted in a sturdy wooden handle made of Japanese cypress wood that is both comfortable to hold and provides better control when carving. This tool is razor-sharp right out of the box and will last for many years.

This tool's 1.5mm spoon bent blade is ideal for accessing hard-to-reach areas of wood and adding very fine details. Available in 4.5mm, 7.5mm, and 15mm sizes to carve wood in various widths depending on your needs (each sold separately). 

Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:

  • Blade Material: Blue Paper Steel (Aogami) No.2
  • Blade Width: 1.5mm
  • 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. Please note, the narrow blade may bend if excessive force is applied to it.

Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.

Please keep in mind that this quality wood carving tool features an extremely fine, detailed blade that should only be handled with great caution. Please follow the guidelines below to avoid breaking or bending the blade.

  • This tool should not be struck with any object, such as a mallet when cutting wood,
  • Do not attempt to remove large amounts of wood per stroke. Trim or shave only a small amount of wood from your project at a time using multiple small strokes,
  • Do not use this tool to penetrate the wood any more than the thickness of the blade,
  • Never use the blade of this tool as a lever to remove wood,
  • Cutting strokes should be only vertical (i.e., up or down), with minimal pressure applied,
  • Horizontal shearing force, in any axis, should never be applied.

Item ID 42653
Condition New
Model 10150150
Manufacturer Michihamono
Manufacturing country Japan
Weight 80 g