Robust Extra Large Skew – unhandled


The Robust Extra Large Skew is made with Nitrided M2 HSS and it is shipped sharp and ground with an 20 degree top and bottom with a 3″ inch radius edge profile.

In stock (can be backordered)


The Robust Extra Large Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel and measures 1-3/8” across and 3/8″ thick. The lower edges of the gouge have a generous radius to help rolling the gouge to make beads and coves.  The top edges also have a small radius.  The tang is rectangular, but will fit the 5/8″ handle system.

The extra mass of this tool is really impressive. The edge is beveled 20 degrees and has been hollow ground on an 8” diameter wheel before honing to a razor sharp edge. The cutting edge of the gouge has been ground to a gentle 3” radius. We consulted with noted turner Matt Monaco on the profile of this grind. The edge profile has a small return at the top, adding versatility for cutting beads and adding details.

Learn more about the Nitriding process used by Robust tools here.


  • Blade measures: 1-3/8″ wide x 3/8″ think and 9″ overall
  • Tang size: 9/16″ wide x 25/64″ thick with a diagonal of 5/8″
  • Tang length is approx. 2″

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9.5 × 1.5 × .5 in