Michihamono Medium 7.5mm Woodworking Tool Straight Shallow Wood Carving U Gouge
This wood carving tool will cut out the surface of your wood, leaving a smooth finish on your wood projects. Great for outlining curved shapes and details such as the eyes of a wood sculpture.
This high quality, mid-size, straight chisel with a very shallow cutting edge is made by Michihamono from Japan. Forged from high-quality blue paper (Aogami No. 2), which is the same steel used in Japanese swords, so it does not chip or wear-out easily, is inserted in a Japanese cypress wood handle that is ergonomically designed and comfortable to work with, this tool can be used over the surface of the wood to produce polished, shallow facets. It can also be used for shaping wood sculptures, after initial roughing out is made, to bring out detailed parts of your works.
This tool can create cuts into the wood surface without producing a ragged surface because of its slightly curved cutting edge, making it more suitable to use than a flat chisel. Edges and small corners of wood can be easily flattened and smooth out with this tool's 7.5mm wide cutting edge, such as in cutting away backgrounds.
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
• Blade Material: Blue Paper Steel (Aogami) No.2
• Blade Width: 7.5mm
• Handle Material: Japanese Cypress Wood
• Handle Length: 180mm
Please note: The blade edge is sharp, keep out of the reach of children. To avoid dulling the cutting edge, store without the blade contacting any hard surface.
Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.