This HSS 3/4" oval skew will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash handles offer...
- High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
- Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
- Ash handle
- Brass ferrule
While the oval cross-section makes consistent sharpening a challenge for someone used to a rectangular skew, it makes rolling the edge into the work much smoother. This is a very versatile tool, and I look forward to every opportunity to use it.
Sorby has always been one of the premier names in turning tools and this skew is just another example of fine craftsmanship. Excellent tool!
Use it alot (pens, bird houses, etc) and am completely satisfied with it.