Hans Karlsson HD Carving Gouge 35-30 STRAIGHT

Hans Karlsson HD Carving Gouge 35-30 STRAIGHT


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Heavy-duty straight gouge from Hans Karlsson.

Rarely available!

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Hans Karlsson HD Carving Gouge 35-30 STRAIGHT  is made by renowned Swedish woodworking tool makers Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB.

A robust double-hooped handle on this 35-30 blade makes it suitable for striking with a mallet.  Double-hooped means there is a brass ferrule at each end of the handle.

The relatively short edge and medium sweep of this straight gouge makes it a good tool for roughing-out wood in smaller spaces or in smaller quantities. Typically used to hollow small-medium size bowls.

Hans Karlsson has his own reference system to describe the sweep (curvature) of a tools edge. In this case, 35 is the curve of a circle designated by the diameter measured in millimeters. And 30 is the length of the cutting edge in millimeters from corner to corner.

Further down into the bowl use a bent gouge such as the Hans Karlsson HD Carving Gouge 35-30 BENT. This helps to create a smooth transition from side wall to bottom of the bowl.

The blade is made from high quality ball bearing steel (SS2258) so will take and hold a great edge.  Hardened in oil to 60 – 62 Rockwell.

Total length 305mm (12″) including a 175mm (7″) handle.

The lightly oiled handle is made from locally grown Swedish ash or elm. Shaped for comfort in the hand.

There is a shock/sound absorbing nylon insert incorporated into the end of the handle.

Hans Karlsson HD Carving Gouge 35-30 STRAIGHT is a beautiful tool extremely well finished.  Comes sharpened and honed ready to use.

If looked after, a tool for life.



Additional information

Weight400 g

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