The company David Strasmann & Co. was founded in an old timber-framed house in the heart of Wuppertal-Ronsdorf in 1835. In the meanwhile sixth generation of family business creates the finest handmade tools to cover the requirements of wood carvers and sculptors. Paring chisels, flat irons, as well as straight, curved and cranked gouges and all of these in various sizes. Just imagine that every item travels through 32 stages to reach its completion. From the forging of the blanks-made of a special durable steel which holds the sharpness especially long, the shaping in the stamp shop and the exact grinding to shape and size, it goes on with the straightening, marking, hardening, polishing and scarfing to the mounting of the wooden handle and attaching the label. Dastra tools, handmade by the employees of the company, are almost small works of art in themselves. The customers are professional artists and place high value on quality. The tools are renowed in wood carver circles and are sold worldwide. Even your grandchildren will still be able to work with the handmade Dastra tools.
NEWS: the 7/25 gouge with bent blade makes it easier and more precise to dig the inside of belly and back. A must have !!!
Cremona Tools is proud to offer these popular gouges giving a choice between the most used in violin making workshops. With the intention to extend the offer with useful products, if you want to have different curves and dimensions we welcome your suggestions via email or phone at +39 0 372 801808.
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