Fishtail gouges fit into areas no other gouges will fit. These delicate-looking gouges allow you to carve details like no other tool. Their unique shape also makes them surprisingly versatile. But that shape can make them a challenge to sharpen. That’s why this set is professionally sharpened by Dick Belcher of Belcher Carving Supply.
Unlike most gouges, which feature a short round or square section close to the handle (called the shaft) before assuming the sweep of the gouge, fishtail gouges have a longer shaft that only flares out to the sweep and size of the gouge near the end. This shape allows you to fit into tight areas, and with practice, allows you to carve a variety of curves and shapes with just the corner of the gouge.
We created this premium set for our customers who would like their tools professionally honed before purchase. Having your tools professionally sharpened will make future sharpening and maintenance easier because you have a 'template' bevel to follow as you maintain the blades cutting edge. We hope you appreciate this premium set offered to you with the help of Belcher Carving Supply!
These tools are truly professional quality, hand sharpened to be razor-sharp.
A $175 value at a fraction of the cost.
We understand that a carving set is an investment that should hopefully last a lifetime if well cared for. With all our products, Schaaf Tools offers:
Excellent customer service ✔
Replacements for any tools that don't meet expectations ✔
HIGH-QUALITY WOOD CARVING TOOLS – Each tool is made from alloy chromium-vanadium steel and hardened to Rockwell C60 so blades will hold an edge for a long time and won't dull quickly with repeated use; Hardwood ash, European style octagonal handles prevent tools from rolling off your workspace.
100% GUARANTEE – If any of the individual tools do not meet expectations, please contact us so we can replace them! If you aren't completely satisfied, please contact us immediately for your money back
SCHAAF BRAND – Schaaf Tools has been endorsed by Woodcarving Illustrated, and master carvers, including Joe Dillett, Alexander Grabovetskiy among others, so you know what you’re getting with every purchase. We stand behind our tools.
We have some new products that we are excited to share. Wood blocks have now been added to the shop! Great for whittling, small projects, and more, get yours today.
We have the following types of wood that provide a great surface for wood carving: