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Create beautiful patterns and designs with this 12-piece Carving by Numbers Comprehensive carving tool set.
Simply match your numbered carving tools to the step-by-step guidance or create decorations and gifts of your own.
You will also have online access to a growing educational resource including:
The Comprehensive Collection set of 12 carving tools includes:
12 Chromium-vanadium alloy steel Carving tools, featuring the unique Carving by Numbers referencing system.
Check out the Carving by Numbers website: carvingbynumbers.com for more information, tips, tutorials, videos and more...
Chromium-vanadium alloy steel offers enhanced durability and edge retention over standard carbon steel. Hardened to around RC60 on the Rockwell scale.
Hardwood beech handles are fitted with a brass ferule and feature the unique number referencing system that partners with the online step-by-step educational resource.
This range of carving tools have been manufactured by Record Power, as a companion range for the Carving by Numbers educational series, created by professional British woodcarver Mike Davies.
The handle is turned from European Beech, a premium grade hardwood with a dense grain. This style of handle is suitable for fine and delicate carvings, or it can be struck with a mallet for heavier sculpting work.
The blades are manufactured from Chromium-vanadium alloy steel, offering enhanced durability and edge retention over standard carbon steel. Each blade is hardened to around RC60 on the Rockwell Scale.
The blade comprises of the cutting edge formed by a bevel, and the length of steel between the cutting edge to the handle is referred to as the blade. There is a steel bolster at the top of the blade where it meets the handle. The steel then continues beyond the bolster into the handle, and this component is referred to as the tang.
Average Blade Length from cutting edge to the bolster, where it meets the handle joint, is 115mm (4.53”)
Average tool length from tip of handle to cutting edge is 235mm (9.25”)
A brass ring, commonly known as a ferrule, is located at the connection point between the handle and blade. This allows the tang of the blade to be driven into the handle under pressure during manufacture, and prevents the timber handle from splitting. It also reinforces the joint when the tool is used for heavy sculpting work with a mallet.
Ferrule dimensions are 12.5mm long (0.5”)
Ferrule diameter is 12.5mm (0.5”)
The tang is the length of steel that is fitted into the handle. The tang is inserted into the handle under pressure, and the brass ferrule prevents the hardwood beech handle from splitting at the joint.
The length of the tang averages 45mm (1.77”) and is a substantial 7mm (0.28”)in diameter. The tang is designed and manufactured with parallel sides, rather than tapered, to ensure maximum surface contact with the handle.