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Made by renowned Swedish toolmakers Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB.
This gouge has a 40mm (c. 1 1/2") cutting edge from corner to corner and a 55 sweep.
One of the strongest straight gouges for the initial stages of wood removal, typically in a bowl, if you prefer not to use an adze.
Further down into the bowl use a bent gouge to create a smooth transition from side wall to bottom of the bowl.
Hans Karlsson has his own reference system to decribe the sweep (curvature) of a tools edge, in this case 55 is the curve of a circle designated by the radius measured in millimeters and 40 is the length of the cutting edge in mm from corner to corner.
Made from ball bearing steel (SS2258),hardened in oil to 60 - 62 Rockwell.
Cutting edge approx. 40mm.
Total length 300mm (12") including a 175mm (7") handle
Perfect to start the process of carving the inside of bowls and other hollow or curved forms.
The lightly oiled handle is made from locally grown Swedish ash and is designed for comfort in the hand.
Designed for striking with a mallet, the robust handle is double-hooped with a brass ferrule at each end of the handle.
A nylon insert incorporated into the end of the handle deadens shock and sound.
Beautiful tool extremely well finished, sharpened and honed ready to use.
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