Dolan tools are heavy duty and designed for maximum performance. All tools are hand-crafted from select hardwoods and “knife quality” high carbon steel and work well from the finest detailed carving to the heaviest trimming and sculptural work. Because high carbon steel takes and holds a much sharper edge than stainless, they last longer against even highly-grogged clays and plaster. Dolan uses the heaviest gauge steel suitable for each sized loop allowing blades to be resharpened if necessary. All handles are polished for comfort and sealed against water damage for the longest possible life. Dolan makes the highest quality tools available and once you use them you will always have them in your tool box.