Japanese Carving Chisel MIKISYO with U Blade - 18 mm

Code: 5100
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Brand: MIKISYO
€41,55 €50,27 incl. VAT
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29.5.2024

Japanese handmade carved forged chisel of the highest quality from the brand MIKISYO (三木章) of the type Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ). Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body created by blacksmith welding. Suitable for common carving uses. Blade width 18 mm. Made in Japan

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Product detailed description

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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 by a mallet and reduces the chance of tool damage. However, the edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, resulting in a hardness layer of 62 Rc for classic Nomi chisels, up to 67 Rc for Japanese chisels with HSS blades, while classic European chisels only reach 58 to 60 Rc.

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Handcrafted Nomi chisels are created using the forge 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 today.

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Features of the MIKISYO chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ)
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ Sharp and re-sharpenable blade
✅ U profile blade
✅ Red oak handle
✅ Made in Japan

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

Additional parameters

Category: Traditional Carving Chisels
Blade profile: U
Blade width: 18 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 210 mm
Weight: 140 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon Steel
Made in: Japan
Number in package: 1