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TWO CHERRIES Woodcarving Tools - Part 1

TWO CHERRIES Woodcarving Tools - Part 1

Bildhauereisen von Kirschen The firm "Kirschen" (Two Cherries), the leading German manufacturer of wood carving tools, exclusively hand-forges its tools of high-carbon specialty tool steel. This elaborate and costly process produces the high quality and long life for which Two Cherries tools are noted. Tools are hardenend to Rc61 and mirror-polished to ease resharpening and honing.

Using the order numbers, you may select the specific tool for your needs.

For example: C312912
C indicates the manufacturer, Two Cherries
31 designates Series 31 gouges in normal sizes.
29 indicates the internationally recognized sweep/cut number.
12 indicates cutting edge width in millimeters, with the exception of the grooving gouge

This page shows Series 31 gouges in normal sizes only. Total tool length is generally 24 cm (approx. 9 1/2 in.) to 26 cm (approx. 10 1/2 in.) but some tools with very wide cutting edges may be slightly longer. Tool dimensions are appropriate for their intended uses, consequently, narrow-edged tools are more lightly made and are handier than those with wide cutting edges. Wider tools are also more often used with mallets and are there huskier, to withstand repeated blows of the mallet. The octagonal white beech handles are sized to match the various shapes of the gouges and are capped with metal rings to keep handles from tearing or splitting.

We recommend that the novice begin working with Series 31 gouges and with increasing experience acquire the more specialized tools.

Sweep ("cut") numbers indicate cutting edge profiles. No. 1 sweep indicates a straight cutting edge, No. 3 sweep a lightly curved edge, and No. 11 a strongly "u"-shaped edge. Also available are V-parting tools in sweep numbers 39 through 45, which in the case of these tools indicate "v"-shaped cutting edges in several different angles. In addition to the tools, special tools for very delicate cuts, such as grooving gouges and fishtail gouges, are also available.

Besides sweep/cut numbers, shape of the shank is also significant. Shafts may be straight, as with most gouges, it may be bent over its entire length, or only in the first third of its length. The latter are excellent for hollowing work. Back bent gouges are especially useful in producing convex shapes.

straight straight
bent bent
spoon bent spoon bent
back bent back bent

Please note: The tools shown resemble the original items as nearly as possible. However, slight variations in form and size are unavoidable in hand-forged tools.

For large projects which require heavy treatment with a mallet, we recommend Firmer Gouges with steel ring at the upper end of the handle and the even more heavy Stairmaker’s Hollow Chisels .

Gouge cut 1 straight
straight edge
(bevel on one side)


Stich 1
Stich 1
Width Order nr.Price
2 mm
Order nr. C310102CartPrice € 15.65
4 mm Currently not in stock!
Price € 15.65
6 mm
Order nr. C310106CartPrice € 15.65
8 mm
Order nr. C310108CartPrice € 15.65
10 mm
Order nr. C310110CartPrice € 15.65
12 mm
Order nr. C310112CartPrice € 17.55
14 mm
Order nr. C310114CartPrice € 17.55
16 mm
Order nr. C310116CartPrice € 19.55
18 mm
Order nr. C310118CartPrice € 20.10
20 mm
Order nr. C310120CartPrice € 22.30
30 mm
Order nr. C310130CartPrice € 31.50
35 mm
Order nr. C310135CartPrice € 36.50
Gouge cut 1 straight
skewed edge
(bevel on both sides)


Stich 1
Stich 1
Width Order nr.Price
2 mm
Order nr. C310202CartPrice € 15.65
4 mm
Order nr. C310204CartPrice € 15.65
8 mm
Order nr. C310208CartPrice € 15.65
10 mm
Order nr. C310210CartPrice € 15.65
12 mm
Order nr. C310212CartPrice € 17.55
14 mm
Order nr. C310214CartPrice € 17.55
16 mm
Order nr. C310216CartPrice € 19.55
18 mm
Order nr. C310218CartPrice € 20.10
20 mm
Order nr. C310220CartPrice € 22.30
Gouge cut 2 1/2 straight

Stich 2 1/2
Stich 2 1/2
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C316506CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Order nr. C316508CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C316510CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Order nr. C316512CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Order nr. C316514CartPrice € 22.30
Gouge cut 3 straight

Stich 3
Stich 3
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C310306CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C310310CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Order nr. C310312CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Order nr. C310314CartPrice € 22.30

Gouge cut 4 straight

Stich 4
Stich 4
Width Order nr.Price
4 mm
Order nr. C310404CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Order nr. C310408CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C310410CartPrice € 19.20
14 mm
Order nr. C310414CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Order nr. C310416CartPrice € 25.80
20 mm Currently not in stock!
Price € 27.50
Gouge cut 4 spoon bent
skewed left, tip right


Stich 4 gekröpft rechtsschräg
Stich 4
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C318006CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C318012CartPrice € 23.50
Gouge cut 4 spoon bent
skewed right, tip left


Stich 4 gekröpft linksschräg
Stich 4
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C317906CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C317912CartPrice € 23.50
Gouge cut 4
back bent


Stich 4
Stich 4
Width Order nr.Price
10 mm
Order nr. C313410CartPrice € 23.50
12 mm
Order nr. C313412CartPrice € 26.70
14 mm
Order nr. C313414CartPrice € 26.70
Gouge cut 5 straight

Stich 5
Stich 5
Width Order nr.Price
4 mm
Order nr. C310504CartPrice € 19.20
6 mm
Order nr. C310506CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Order nr. C310508CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C310510CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Order nr. C310512CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Order nr. C310516CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm Currently not in stock!
Price € 25.60
20 mm
Order nr. C310520CartPrice € 27.50
22 mm
Order nr. C310522CartPrice € 31.50
Gouge cut 6 straight

Stich 6
Stich 6
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C310606CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C310610CartPrice € 19.20
14 mm
Order nr. C310614CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Order nr. C310616CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Order nr. C310618CartPrice € 25.60
20 mm
Order nr. C310620CartPrice € 27.50
25 mm
Order nr. C310625CartPrice € 40.30
Gouge cut 6 bent

Stich 6
Stich 6
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C311506CartPrice € 21.60
10 mm
Order nr. C311510CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C311512CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Order nr. C311514CartPrice € 23.50
Gouge cut 6 spoon bent

Stich 6
Stich 6
Width Order nr.Price
8 mm
Order nr. C312708CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C312712CartPrice € 23.50
Gouge cut 7 straight

Stich 7
Stich 7
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C310706CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Order nr. C310708CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Order nr. C310712CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Order nr. C310714CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Order nr. C310716CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Order nr. C310718CartPrice € 25.60
20 mm
Order nr. C310720CartPrice € 27.50
Gouge cut 7 bent

Stich 7
Stich 7
Width Order nr.Price
12 mm
Order nr. C311612CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Order nr. C311614CartPrice € 23.50
20 mm
Order nr. C311620CartPrice € 34.90
Gouge cut 8 straight

Stich 8
Stich 8
Width Order nr.Price
4 mm
Order nr. C310804CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Order nr. C310808CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Order nr. C310810CartPrice € 19.20
14 mm
Order nr. C310814CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Order nr. C310816CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Order nr. C310818CartPrice € 25.60
Gouge cut 8 spoon bent

Stich 8
Stich 8
Width Order nr.Price
8 mm
Order nr. C312908CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C312912CartPrice € 23.50
Gouge cut 9 straight

Stich 9
Stich 9
Width Order nr.Price
3 mm
Order nr. C310903CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Order nr. C310904CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Order nr. C310908CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C310912CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Order nr. C310914CartPrice € 23.50
18 mm
Order nr. C310918CartPrice € 28.30
20 mm
Order nr. C310920CartPrice € 34.90
Gouge cut 10 straight

Stich 10
Stich 10
Width Order nr.Price
2 mm
Order nr. C311002CartPrice € 21.60
3 mm
Order nr. C311003CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Order nr. C311004CartPrice € 21.60
6 mm
Order nr. C311006CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Order nr. C311008CartPrice € 21.60
10 mm
Order nr. C311010CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C311012CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 11 straight

Stich 11
Stich 11
Width Order nr.Price
2 mm
Order nr. C311102CartPrice € 21.60
3 mm
Order nr. C311103CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Order nr. C311104CartPrice € 21.60
6 mm
Order nr. C311106CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Order nr. C311108CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Order nr. C311112CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Order nr. C311114CartPrice € 23.50
16 mm
Order nr. C311116CartPrice € 27.90
Grooving gouge cut 11
for finest grooves


Grooving gouge cut 11
Grooving gouge cut 11
Width Order nr.Price
1 mm
Order nr. C314710CartPrice € 29.50
1,5 mm
Order nr. C314715CartPrice € 29.50
2 mm
Order nr. C314720CartPrice € 29.50

V-Tool cut 39 straight 75°

Stich 39
Stich 39
Width Order nr.Price
2 mm
Order nr. C313902CartPrice € 27.90
3 mm
Order nr. C313903CartPrice € 27.90
4 mm
Order nr. C313904CartPrice € 27.90
6 mm
Order nr. C313906CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Order nr. C313908CartPrice € 27.90
10 mm
Order nr. C313910CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Order nr. C313912CartPrice € 30.20
V-Tool cut 45 straight 100°

Stich 45
Stich 45
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C314506CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Order nr. C314508CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Order nr. C314512CartPrice € 30.20
V-Tool cut 41 straight 60°

Stich 41
Stich 41
Width Order nr.Price
4 mm
Order nr. C314104CartPrice € 27.90
6 mm
Order nr. C314106CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Order nr. C314108CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Order nr. C314112CartPrice € 30.20
V-Tool 90° Inside bevel!

90°
90°
Width Order nr.Price
12 mm
Order nr. C314812CartPrice € 42.90
for rectangular holes
Available only in blade width 12 mm

Fishtail gouge light

Blumeneisen
Blumeneisen
Width Order nr.Price
Cut 3
10 mm
Order nr. C317310CartPrice € 21.60
Cut 7
16 mm
Order nr. C317716CartPrice € 27.90
Macaroni tool
Outside bevel


Macaroni tool
Macaroni tool
Width Order nr.Price
6 mm
Order nr. C310006CartPrice € 25.50
10 mm
Order nr. C310010CartPrice € 25.50
12 mm
Order nr. C310012CartPrice € 27.70
16 mm
Order nr. C310016CartPrice € 32.90


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