These are a set of hooks needed for the turning of bowls on a pole lathe. Very efficient and ancient design of tool, a design that all greenwood workers need. This comes as a set of three. A cobra's headed hook which has two sharpened edges, an inside hook which is great for almost 85% of the bowl (almost all of my bowls under 10" is turned with this one inside and out) and the third hook is a crank design which allows you to turn the core of the bowl to a small point.
I've been wanting to get into bowl turning on pole lathe, but didn't want to commit to finding/building a forge to make the hooks. These tools get the job done! I did have to do a bit of additional grinding with my dremel to get them really singing, hence the 4 stars. Also, I wish they were all double edged, and I wish that one of them had an outside bevel rather than all internal bevels. The two straight tools are kind of duplicates in my use - one just has a double bevel. But, I knew all but one tool was single beveled, and that they were all inside bevels, so can't fault the maker for that. I appreciated the careful packaging and quick shipment! Thanks!