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Many Luthiers (perhaps yourself?), grind these tools out of old files or other reclaimed steels out of necessity. While this can work in a pinch, those reclaimed steels do not have the optimum performance that a professional needs. With field tests and input from violin makers, I forged this popular yet hard to find tool to try to fill the void in the market and offer a professional grade version of this gouge with high grade steel heat treated for best performance at the bench.
3 laminate construction (1095, Mild, White #2)

3.5mm Thickness
20mm Edge
14mm Back
110mm Length

My tools are shipped with a rough grind and will require a proper setup by the user to their preferences. 

DISCLAIMER: My tools and knives are very pointy. They can potentially hurt someone, and I don't want them to. It's my job to forge it, but YOURS and YOURS ALONE to exercise caution and correct usage of my knives.i

Hand Forged Luthier's Fitting Gouge (3 laminate)

SKU: 003
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