You don't have to be an expert to turn perfect beads. This specially ground HSS beading tool will shape a bead with absolute consistency each time you use it. The design enables the forming of a single bead or a line of beads for really ornate projects. For spindle and bowl work this tool will add the finest touch of decoration to your creations. Blade lengths 4-1/2". 6-1/2" ash handle. The measurement refers to the windth of the bead produced.