Spindle Gouge 1/2"
This HSS 1/2" spindle gouge 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...
• High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
• Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
• Ash handle
• Brass ferrule
Not so great
I bought this tool with high hopes, but honestly I find myself reaching for my cheapo spindle gouge from a dirt cheap set I bought years ago. This is a beautiful tool but it just doesn't take or hold and edge that well. It is also very easy to overheat the steel when sharpening. I don't think I will be buying any more Sorby tools