These great carving tools are designed for wood carving but they are fantastic for carving into dry metal clay, baked polymer clay, erasers and lino.
These Drake micro carving tools are designed for wood carving but they are fantastic for carving into dry metal clay, baked polymer clay, erasers and lino. Drake micro tools are handmade and one of a kind. Handles vary in colour and type of wood used in handles may vary. These tools keep a sharp edge longer and have a low profile. They are made from Swedish Silicon steel with proper tempering.
Types of Tool
The most common carving tools are gouges which are like curved chisels. There are a wide range of curvatures, from nearly straight to a very tight arc in addition of the overall width of the tool. This arc is called a ‘sweep’. The sweeps range from #1 which is a straight chisel to #11 which is almost a semi-circle of the diameter of the width. We supply Drake mini gouges in #9 and #11 – #9 is a wider sweep than #11. Below you can see the differences between the sweep of #9 and #11 gouges and the difference in size of the #9 1.5mm and 3mm gouges.
All of these tools have a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects and satisfaction, including handle or blade breakage. Drake will replace any tool that does not meet the buyer’s expectations at no cost to them. In addition, all tools carry a lifetime sharpening guarantee. Drake Knives will regrind and hone at no charge any “Drake Knife” returned with a padded envelope and return postage.
Send your Drake tools to:
7227 128th St. NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Tools have a short piece of urethane tubing over the cutting end to protect the tool while shipping. It is useful to store the tools with this tubing for safety. The tools are very sharp so take care when you use them. Always carve away from your hands and fingers and store out of the reach of children. The Drake micro carving tools are made in the USA.