Does the line cutting technique in western wood block printing differ from the one in japanese wood cut?
In japanese wood block printing the line is cut almost exclusively by a sharp pointed knife - the hangi to
by cutting at the line and then removing the unwanted area with a chisel or a counter cut (especially when lines are close together). Is this the same way lines are cut in western wood cut tradition, what kind of tools are traditionally used for this purpose?
On youtube(e.g. here or here) and instagram you can often see that some artists cut fine lines using a v-gauge. I feel this is an inferior technique as the line might be damaged or the cut might not be deep enough ( also the the gauge has to be very sharp for this and needs to be resharpened frequently)