Japanese Carving Chisel MIKISYO with U Blade - 21 mm

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Japanese hand-made forged carving 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 is created using a blacksmith welding method. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 21 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 of a softer material, which dampens the impact when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of damaging the tool. However, the cutting edge is made of extremely hard carbon steel, which during production becomes a layer with a hardness of 62 Rc in classic Nomi chisels, up to 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 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 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
✅ Handle made of red oak
✅ Made in Japan

Sharpening these carving chisels is recommended using specially shaped Japanese wet sharpening stones, which will reward the tool with excellent sharpness and edge durability over a long time. The ferrule of the Japanese Nomi chisels needs to be fitted before first use.

Additional parameters

Category: Traditional Carving Chisels
Blade profile: U
Blade width: 21 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 210 mm
Weight: 140 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon Steel
Made in: Japan
Number in package: 1