Packard Woodturning Tools are made to our specifications in Sheffield England by the experienced craftsmen at Hamlet Craft Tools (owned by Henry Taylor Tools). Our tools are among the best available in the world and represent an excellent value for the wood turner. Each tool is made of M2 high speed steel and hardened between 62 and 64 HRC. These tools will hold an edge five times longer than tools made of traditional high carbon steel. Packard Tools come fitted with Ash handles and brass ferrules. We make sure the handles are sized to ensure that each tool is properly balanced and will be comfortable during use. Grinds on the tools may vary slightly from photos in the catalog. The tools have an edge on them but we recommend sharpening or honing the tools before use.