We are often asked how the different tools we carry compare to each other. In a way, tools are like automobiles: they all will get you where you want to go, but they come in different styles and models to suit varying tastes and budgets.

 

Carving Tool Comparison

We carry two brands of carving tools: Dastra made in Germany and Two Cherries made in Germany.

Two Cherries tools are made of high carbon steel, hardened in a salt bath to 61 HRc. The blades are polished to a shiny, high-gloss finish. Carving tools come sharp and ready to use. In addition to the standard sizes and sweeps of carving tools, we also carry a selection of Two Cherries micro gouges and firmer gouges. We also sell a variety of Two Cherries chisels (see Chisel Comparison below).

Dastra tools are made of high carbon steel, hardened to 61 HRc. The blades are buffed to a satin finish. Carving tools come sharp and ready to use. In addition to the standard straight gouges, we carry a selection of Dastra’s bent gouges and fishtail gouges.

The photo shows these two carving tool brands, which come in a variety of sweeps and sizes.

  1. Two Cherries Gouge
  2. Dastra Gouge
  3. Dastra Fishtail Gouge
  4. Dastra Back Bent Gouge

 

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Four Styles of Two Cherries Gouges:

  1. Standard or Full size (8-10″ length)
  2. European or Euro (6-8″ length). Available on special order–please inquire about availability.
  3. Micro tool (7″ length). Range of sizes from .5mm to 2mm.
  4. Palm tool (6-7″ length). 2mm to 10mm sizes.  Pear shaped handle.

Two Cherries Carving Range

 

Chisel Comparison

Here is a look at the different styles and brands of chisels that we carry:

1) English Heavy Mortise Chisel (12 1/2″ length)

2) Two Cherries Bench Chisel (10 3/4″ length)

3) Buck Brothers Bench Chisel (11″ length)

4) Two Cherries Curved Paring Chisel (10″ length)

5) Left Skew Chisel (9 1/2″ length)

6) Right Skew Chisel (9 1/2″ length)

7) Two Cherries Butt Chisel (6 5/8″ length)

8) Two Cherries Palm Chisel (6″ length)

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