Large Japanese Woodcut Tool - Shallow Gouge
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Asamaru - Large, shallow gouge with a long handle.
Available in two sizes: 10.5mm wide blade and 18mm wide blade
A shallow gouge used for gentle hollowing or creating concave and convex surfaces. Laminated steel blades and are made from a base layer of hardened blue paper steel which forms the cutting edge with a softer steel forged over the top. This means the blue paper steel can be much harder allowing it to take an exceptionally fine edge.
Magnolia wood handle that feels soft and is comfortable to hold.
205mm in overall length with 26mm long blades.