Handforged by Master Blacksmith Norikazu Takahashi, the 4th. Generation Takahasi of the renowned Kanetake forge, which has been in continuous operation for 140 years in Banshu Miki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The forge specializes in unusual chisel shapes, such as those used to make geta (wooden clogs) and musical instruments such as violins;as well as a wide range of carpenters chisels, carving gouges, kamisori (razors), marking knives and plane irons. Since the death of his father two years ago, Mr. He uses primarily White Paper Steel #2, and sometimes Blue Paper Steel. Every single tool is meticulously handforged by him;even down to the finish where he uses handfiles, instead of the usual power grinders. Takahashi does not coat the finished tool with the usual black varnish, believing that it is purely cosmetic and therefore unnecessary. His tools are therefore more susceptible to oxidization and should be kept lightly-oiled. He also does not wax the handles, making them less slippery. Unlike many other forges, where blanks are pressed or milled out by machine, resulting in a limited number of shapes and sizes;Mr. Takahashi’s process allows him the flexibility to take on custom orders, which includes a range of options on handle material and size, as well as ferrules and top hoops. Contact me if you are interested in a custom order. This can take up to six months. I guarantee your complete satisfaction. Length up to shoulder of tang 105mm. White Paper Steel #2 laminated to iron from old chain. Handles – you have several choices. No handles – as per listing price. To have handles fitted takes about one month. The prices quoted are for three 120mm length fitted handles. Longer handles are available at additional cost. These will not be made again. The item “KANETAKE Set of 3 Japanese Chisels Old Chain/Oire Nomi Mokume 24mm. 15mm. 11mm” is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels”. The seller is “the-edge-of-japan” and is located in Kochi. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Chisel
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Contemporary Original
- Brand: KANETAKE