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Black vs. Wood – making the choice!

Both versions of James Mursell’s travisher are excellent tools and will give long service. The blades in all versions are all the same and are made by Ben Orford.

The notes below may assist in deciding which is the better tool for you.


  • Harder wearing than wood
  • A little heavier than wood
  • Nice heft and warm in the hand
  • The body is water/weatherproof, so ideal for use outside
  • Used in preference to ‘Wood’ in The Windsor Workshop


  • The original travisher from James Mursell
  • In use around the world for over 10 years
  • Hard maple body looks and feels beautiful
  • Light in weight