Japanese Carving Chisel MIKISYO with U Blade - 18 mm

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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


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.


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.


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