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. The photo shows these two carving tool brands, which come in a variety of sweeps and sizes. See also the comparison chart below.

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


Brand Dastra Two Cherries
Country of Manufacture Germany Germany
Hardness (Rc) Rc 59-61 Rc 60-61
Forging Method Hand Forged Hand Forged
Number of Sizes and Sweeps Available Over 200 Over 300
Handle Octagon Hornbeam with external ferrule Octagon Hornbeam with external ferrule
Blade Finish Smooth satin polished backs, ground fronts Mirror polished blades
Price #5-20mm, (3/4″) $49.00 $53.75


Four Styles of Two Cherries Gouges:

  1. Standard or Full size (8-10″ length)
  2. European or Euro (6-8″ length)
  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)