DASTRA is a family owned business and they have been making the finest carving tools for 180 years now . They make the finest handmade tools produced for woodcarvers and sculptors in the world. Each tool is hand forged and finished to perfection. The German steel is forged and hardened to a high degree of skill and is guaranteed to hold a long lasting edge in the hardest of woods. Skilled professionals around the world seek out the FM (for Frank Mittermeier) and the Woodscrew stamped into each blade, so they know they have the best. If you would like to experience what a carving tool should be like try a DASTRA Woodscrew brand carving tool.