I really like the dogleg feature of this gouge! The bend is perfect for removing wood for some of the carving projects that I am working on. The quality of this gouge is excellent. It was super sharp right out of the protective shipping tube when I received it thanks to the great folks at Bigfoot Tools as they strop and buff all gouges, chisels, and knifes before they ship them. Thanks to them for going through this extra effort to ensure that you will receive a super sharp tool before you use it the first time. Great people who care about the products they sell. I highly recommend this tool and Bigfoot Tools for the service they provide.