The set gives you many carving choices: deep gouges for shaping, medium for modelling, flat gouges for smoothing surfaces, and the ever-useful V tool; and with these tools youíll have the means of carving a wide range of subjects.
Auriou woodcarving tools have been among my favourites since I began carving. Uniquely their blades are forged by beating out a blank of steel to length before hammering the cross-section profile. This creates a very resilient grain structure in the metal which, when hardened to Rockwell 58C, underpins their great edge-holding properties.
I recently had the privilege of working with Auriou on a re-design of their woodcarving tools. The new gouges have the older, Ďallongeeí style of blade that splays from the shoulder: they are lighter to use, the corners are more available for cutting, and their thin walls are of a uniform thickness.
Iím confident that you have here some of the finest carving tools being made today and Iím proud to endorse both the tools and the caring, traditional manner in which they are made.
- Chris Pye, Master Woodcarver in Great Britain