These heavy gouges are made for removing large amounts of wood quickly, and are well suited to mallet work. They are full-size, professional straight gouges. The overall length averages 10″ and the sweep is #6. Each tool is fitted with an octagon hornbeam handle sized in proportion to the blade, and the blades are hardened to Rc61 and 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. These tools arrive expertly sharpened and ready to use! Made in Germany.