In 1835 David Strasmann & Co. (Dastra) was founded in an old timber-framed house in Wuppertal-Ronsdorf, the heart of Germany’s tool-making industry. Today, the sixth generation of the Strasmann family still creates the finest handmade tools crafted to satisfy the needs of woodcarvers, sculptors and woodworkers. From forging to grinding, hardening, and polishing each tool goes through 32 stages to reach its completion. Most of the work is done by hand to ensure a level of quality equal to the finest edge tools ever made. Dastra tools are guaranteed to hold a razor sharp cutting edge even after extended use in the hardest woods.
This tool is a full-size, professional carver. The overall length is 10 inches and it is fitted with an octagon hornbeam handle sized in proportion to the blade. The blade is hardened to Rc60-61 and buffed to a satin finish. The profile is beautifully ground and polished by expert craftsmen so that it reflects a perfect balance of strength and grace. Please note that Dastra tools require sharpening and honing before use.