In 1835 David Strasmann & Co. (Dastra) was founded in an old timber-framed house in Wuppertal-Ronsdorf, the heart of Germany’s tool-making industry. Today, the sixth generation of the Strasmann family still creates the finest handmade tools crafted to satisfy the needs of woodcarvers, sculptors and woodworkers.

From forging to grinding, hardening, and polishing each tool goes through 32 stages to reach it’s completion. Most of the work is done by hand to ensure a level of quality equal to the finest edge tools ever made. Dastra tools are guaranteed to hold a razor-sharp cutting edge even after extended use in the hardest woods.

The Dastra Tools listed on our website are full size, professional carvers. The overall length averages 10″ and each tool is fitted with an octagon hornbeam handle sized in proportion to the blade. The blades are hardened to Rc60-61 and are buffed to a satin finish. The profiles are beautifully ground and polished by expert craftsmen so that each tool reflects a perfect balance of strength and grace. Please note that Dastra tools are expertly sharpened and ready to use!

Dastra manufactures a wide range of sweeps, sizes and profiles (straight, spoon, long bent, back bent and fishtail) from 2mm to 40mm. If you don’t see what you are looking for please call 720-502-6687 for availability, pricing and delivery information.