Texturing with carving gauges

I've been thinking for quite some time about introducing textures in the pieces of furniture that I am building. I have borrowed some antique gouges from a friend and here are some tests on a scrap piece of beech. You can see the tool's profile and foot print they leave. I'm happy with the results (specially the one at the top right) and I start now to do a research on brands and makers. Pfeil is on top of the list for now, but I'd love to find a fine gouge maker and buy some hand made. Any tips?

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