Designed by master woodcarver, Chris Pye, and made by Auriou Toolworks in France. These fine tools are forged the traditional way: by hammering a steel blank to length before profiling. This process yields the best grain structure for holding a fine edge and makes the tool thinner and lighter but still strong -- so they are easy to handle. Hardened to Rockwell 58C. Octagonal Ash handles with Brass ferrules.
Auriou carving tools are designed for a wide range of subjects: deep gouges for shaping, medium for modelling, flat for smoothing, and the ever-useful V-tool.
These Auriou Lettering Tools have double-beveled, allongee style blades, ideal for carving the strata in most lettering styles.
As opposed to heavier, parallel-sided chisels, the allongee style blades taper from shoulder to tip, reducing overall weight. This shape also allows the corners to fit into recesses more easily, and gives greater visibility around the tool.