Ramelson tools are made using the finest high carbon tool steel, hand forged, heat treated and tempered by expert American craftsmen. Each tool is polished, sharpened and brushed to reinforce the high standard that makes the Ramelson tool a lifetime tool. Used for wood or gourd carving. The 3/8" skew with the palm handle fits nicely into your hand for intricate work. This tool will cut even the thickest gourds.