The Robust Large Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel and measures 1” across and 5/16 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 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 2” radius. We consulted with noted turner Matt Monaco on the profile of this grind. The 2″ radius of the 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″ wide x 5/16″ think and 9″ overall
- Tang size: 0.555″ wide x 0.325″ thick with a diagonal of 0.613″
- Tang length is approx. 2″