Japanese Carving Chisel MIKISYO with U Blade - 15 mm

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Japanese handmade forged carving chisel of the highest quality from the brand MIKISYO (三木章) type Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ). Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body is created by blacksmith welding. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 15 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, which absorbs shocks when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of damaging the tool. However, the cutting edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, which becomes a layer with a hardness of 62 Rc in classic Nomi chisels, up to a hardness of 67 Rc in Japanese chisels with HSS blades, while classic European chisels only reach 58 to 60 Rc.


Handmade Nomi chisels are created using the method of forge welding, 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 today.


Features of the MIKISYO chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ)
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ 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, which rewards the tool with excellent sharpness and edge durability for a long time. The ferrule of Japanese Nomi chisels needs to be fitted before the first use.

Additional parameters

Category: Traditional Carving Chisels
Blade profile: U
Blade width: 15 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 210 mm
Weight: 140 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon steel
Made in: Japan
Quantity in package: 1: