So in one or other of my previous posts I mentioned wanting to cut fine detail like on faces of a caricature carving.
Well a bit of searching led me to find Ramelson USA website http://www.ramelson.com/
I already have a set of their palm handled small gouges I think I got from LV and upon finding their site I discovered they have way more carving tools.
The real beauty is u can order them individually and with your choice of three different handles.
They call themselves Ramelson USA and they imply these are made in USA but I am not so sure about that.
Anyhow for the price they are a no risk buy.
So here is a look at my tiny haul that just arrived.
As you can see the straight handle. These are called "modified" handles by Ramelson.
Some of the shafts are bent slightly and others just straight. There is u and v shape in the bunch and I put the match in the pic (its not a full size match) to provide some sense of scale.
They need honing which I now will set about doing since I got those arky slip stone. (By the way those stones are really flat and sharp just what is needed to sharpen this kind of gouge.
Then I also found out something I did not know. Ron Hock makes a set of chip carving knives and I have always been a supporter of him and his small business. So I ordered one of his knives and a larger carving knife (ramelson make) that mimics the Moira knives. The larger knife came with a sheath included which I thought was really good value. Ron has 4 or 5 knives in his range and you can get them from him direct (same price) or you can also opt to just buy his blade and fashion your own handle.
So now I am going to get down and dirty and hone up this bunch and make some chips fly.
And by the way for Ryan, I had a look at the Japanese set of 5 small shaft carving tools while at LV the other day and they about 4 mm wide size wise and maybe 1.25 length shafts. I passed on them. They do look well shaped but too many duplicates in edge profile compared to what I have.
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