Auriou recently began making carving tools again, and worked with master carver, Chris Pye, to develop a basic set to start. Currently there are 11 carving tools available with more coming in the future.
These tools are forged the traditional way: by hammering a steel blank to length before profiling. This process develops the best gain structure for taking and holding a fine edge. This also allows the tool to be thinner and lighter but still strong - so the tools are easy to handle.For more information on carving tool profiles and sweeps, please refer to Chris Pye's Sheffield List.