Michi Professional Woodcarver's Tools are used for carving block prints and for delicate finish work where a razor sharp edge is essential. These tools are hand forged by a master blacksmith from the best quality laminated steels, carefully tempered to Rockwell c64. The handles are Hinoki (Japanese Cypress), noted for its long lived qualities. The blade extends approximately 1&fract12; into the handle, and if after years of use it becomes too short, it can be extended by whittling away a portion of the handle. All Michi Professional Woodcarvers' tools are shipped razor sharp and ready to use. The exposed blade length is 1-1/8˝ and the overall blade length is 2-5/8˝. Purchase a set of five MICHI Woodcarving Tools in a wooden box. Set includes one each 3/8˝ Right Hand Skew, 1/4˝ Straight Chisel, 3/16˝ #8 Gouge, 3/8˝#8 Gouge and 3/16˝ 60° V-Parting tool.