All of Robert Sorby's extensive experience in producing timber framer's chisels has gone into creating these timber framer's slicks. The combination of weight and balance coupled with a traditional finish contribute to a fine, accurate cut.
The blade is offset from the handle, allowing extra clearance when working on deep mortises or taking long paring cuts. Made from high carbon steel, Robert Sorby slicks offer a perfect combination of hardness and toughness contributing to a razor sharp cutting edge.
The working face has a slightly hollow surface for ease of honing and the back face is rounded off to eliminate sharp corners, giving extra comfort and security.
Made of ash, the handle has been specially contoured for comfort. It is attached to the blade by means of a heavy duty tang. An innovative ferrule, in the style of a socket, is fitted between the blade and the handle to give maximum strength to this joint.
The vital statistics of the tool are as follows (all dimensions are approximate and provided for general guidance only):-
Blade Width: 85mm (3.3/8 inch)
Overall Length: 710mm (28 inches)
Handle Material: Ash, fitted into socketed ferrule.
Robert Sorby is widely regarded amongst the finest woodturning tool manufacturers in the world. There’s a good reason for this. For generations their groundbreaking tools and innovation in the industry have helped drive the craft forward. Following this simple path has ensured a dedication to quality, a desire for innovation and a reputation that demands excellence.
These enduring features make Robert Sorby tools among the best in the business.