Japanese Carving Chisel MIKISYO with U Blade - 12 mm

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Japanese hand-made, forged carving chisel of the highest quality from the brand MIKISYO (三木章) of the Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ) type. Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body is made using blacksmith welding technique. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 12 mm. Made in Japan.

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The blades of traditional Japanese Nomi chisels (鑿) are made by laminating two layers of steel. The body itself is intentionally made from a softer material that absorbs shocks when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of tool damage. However, the cutting edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, resulting in a hardness layer of 62 Rc for classic Nomi chisels, up to a hardness of 67 Rc for Japanese chisels with HSS blades, while classic European chisels only reach 58 to 60 Rc.


Handcrafted Nomi chisels are created using the blacksmith welding method, which was used worldwide before the advent of cheap mass-produced steel. Unfortunately, this once excellent technique is practically no longer used in chisel production outside of Japan.


Features of MIKISYO chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ)
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handcrafted
✅ Sharp and re-sharpenable blade
✅ U-shaped blade profile
✅ Handle made of red oak
✅ Made in Japan

Sharpening these carving chisels is recommended using specially shaped Japanese water stones, rewarding you with excellent sharpness and edge durability for a long time. The ferrule of Japanese Nomi chisels needs to be fitted before first use.

Additional parameters

Category: Traditional Carving Chisels
Blade profile: U
Blade width: 12 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 210 mm
Weight: 140 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon steel
Made in: Japan
Quantity in package: 1: