Diefenbacher Tools is the exclusive US distributor for Dastra woodcarving tools.

David Strasmann & Co. (Dastra for short) was founded in an old timber-framed house in the heart of Wuppertal-Ronsdorf, Germany, in 1835. Six generations of the family worked in the same shop to create the finest handmade tools.

Dastra tools are still crafted by hand and are almost small works of art in themselves. These tools are renowned in woodworking circles and are sold worldwide. Since 2019 Dastra tools are manufactured and distributed by Wilhelm Schmitt & Company in Remscheid, Germany.

The blades are hardened to Rc61 and buffed to a satin finish, and the profiles are beautifully ground and polished by expert craftsmen so that each tool reflects a perfect balance of strength and grace. Our Dastra tools arrive expertly sharpened and ready to use!

The Dastra tools listed on our website are full size, professional carvers, with an average overall length of 10″. Dastra also makes a variety of specialty tools not listed on our website, such as Swiss and Tyrolise fishtails, long bent gouges, short pattern Euro tools, and more. Find out more about placing a special order for these here.