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 Short Stemmed - 15mm ($37.95) In Stock
 Short Stemmed - 19mm ($37.95) In Stock
 Long Stemmed - 15mm ($45.95) In Stock
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Ray Gonzalez is one of England’s leading ornamental carvers, with work collected by museums and palaces all over the world. As you would expect, his work is intricate and rich in detail, and hard on tools! Ray Gonzalez worked with the Ashley Iles factory to design a carving tool that would meet his needs for carving detail in confined spaces. The skew comes in two widths (5/8" and 3/4") and in either a palm tool version with a short shaft, or a longer version with a longer shaft on an octagonal handle. You can use it as a knife - for example to shape the beak of a bird sculpture; as a skew chisel on a shallow relief; or use the points of a blade to scribe a line. The narrow stem gives you complete visibility when you cut. It’s a very flexible tool suitable for sculpture, relief and decoy carving, and a very precise one. Packed razor-sharp.
"A true expression of craftsmanship ... such a delight to use ... it could well become everyone’s pet ... the tools come easily to hand in a most positive manner, and I found they inspired confidence ... made me feel I was about to do some great work!" - From a Woodcarving magazine test report of the Ray Gonzalez skew (Woodcarving No. 49, p. 15)<.i>
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