This 3/16" Sweep #9 Gouge tool comes with a cutting edge that has been professionally sharpened and meticulously honed. As such, the edge is absolutely razor sharp and ready for use.
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Henry Taylor's "Acorn" Professional Carving Tools
Acorn Tools are world-renowned and have been made by Henry Taylor since 1834, combining the traditional pride and skills of those far off days with the aids of modern technology. Only the best quality Sheffield steel is used, coupled with advanced heat treatment, to ensure the finest of cutting edges is not only achieved but also maintained. Average steel hardness is Rc 60 - 62.
Many of the lower quality tools produced elsewhere are made under drop stamps or presses but Henry Taylor believe that only the hand forging method used by the "Acorn" craftsmen can produce the correctly shaped blade with the best metallurgical qualities. If cared for properly, these tools will last a lifetime. The blade of each tool features Henry Taylor's hallmark straw color finish on the inside and a non-reflective black anvil finish on the outside. The round handles are turned from select Beech and feature brass ferrules. Overall length is approximately 10".