A Hooked Gouge for those who love to carve greenwood. Ideal to carve cups/kuksa and to finish the bottom of lathe turned bowls.


Blade is forged on a charcoal forge and handle is turned on a pole lathe from local hardwood (type depending on seasonal stock) with a ferrule from cast tin. The cast tin eternally embraces the wood with a dovetail and grips onto a groove on the blade tang; for a strong mechanical bond, that enhances the chemical bond (epoxy).  


Blade available from high carbon monosteel (spring steel) or for ultimate performance from a japanese type lamination (wrought iron body + high carbon steel edge*). 


* You can choose between Swedish Uddeholm, White or Blue Paper Steel #2. 


Blade is delivered sharp and with proper geometry, only some further honing recommended. 


Depicted is the laminated version.




Blade is 2,6 | 1" cm broad with a 10 cm | 4" long neck; handle is 10 | 4" cm long.


Sweep is about medium (the equivalent to a section of a 10cm | 4" circle), which makes a decent compromise for both chip removal and finishing. It is possible to make the sweep  more aggressive for quicker removal or milder for a smoother finish. 


Made to order.

Dog Leg (Hooked) Gouge

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