Up for grabs is a premium, professional quality chisel that was favourite of many and adored by professional craftsmen in the tokyo area. It’s a full hardness chisel (unlike lets say many modern smiths) that was forged in the traditional manner of charcoal & water, and received yaki-ire (clay differential tempering). All of which is too expensive and demanding in skill to pull off correctly these days. Many smiths now opt for modern, patent applied for production methods, leading to tools devoid of soul and hardness needed/demanded by the actual old school guys. Unlike what is marketed here. And is in the very traditional kanto shape “Kaku-uchi” aka box shape. It was more common back in the day and in eastern japan. Fell out of favour by the 1950’s/60’s, but a few tokyo guys continued to do it. And fetaures a lovely older red oak handle, unlike the modern spongey variety. This will hold up to real work and absorb shock well. In addition to being handsome. What’s special about tokyo tools are that they are slightly smaller and harder than tools from other regions. For the most demanding craftsmen and collector-enthuisast. Feel free to inquire if serious about purchasing, thanks! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels”. The seller is “josukehigashikata” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan