Robust Medium Skew – unhandled


The Robust Medium Skew is made with Nitrided M42 HSS and it is shipped sharp and ground with an 20 degree top and bottom with a 1 1/2 inch radius edge profile.

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The Robust Medium Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M42 tool steel and measures 3/4” across and 9/32″ 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 1 1/2” radius.  We consulted with noted turner Matt Monaco on the profile of this grind.  The 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: 3/4″ wide x 9/32″ think and 9″ overall
  • Tang size: 9/16″ wide, 9/32″ thick; ~5/8″ diameter
  • Tang length is approx. 2″

Additional information

Weight.55 lbs
Dimensions10 × 1.5 × .5 in

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