Hans Karlsson 55-30 straight paring gouge
Hans Karlsson imported 55-30 straight paring gouge made of high quality steel SS2258. Hardened to 63-65 HRC.
Handles are made of Swedish grown ash or elm, meant to be used with the strength of the hand (NOT hit with a mallet.) Total length 10". Delivered sharpened and ready to use.
Straight gouges will easily follow straight carving paths, bent gouges are for concave carving paths such as spoon or bowl carving.
To determine the gouge sweeps and widths, understand that the first number indicates the diameter of a circle in millimeters - the larger this number the flatter the gouge sweep, the smaller numbers indicate a tighter curve or sweep. The second number indicates the width of the gouge (also in millimeters) - the larger this number, the wider the gouge.