Japanese Carving Chisel SENKICHI with a Spoon-like Blade - 15 mm

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Japanese hand-forged carving chisel of the highest quality, type Tataki Nomi 叩き鑿 - striking chisel, shape Uchimaru Nomi 内丸鑿 - round, hollow "U" shaped blade from the brand Senkichi 千吉. Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body is created using blacksmith welding technique. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 15 mm. Made in Japan.

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SENKICHI 千吉 – manufacturer of traditional Japanese tools and equipment used for precision craftsmanship. Produces both traditional and modernized carpentry tools.

Uchimaru Nomi 内丸鑿 – a "U"-shaped round chisel used for carving round profiles and other fine carving work. It is produced in various radii and widths.

The blades of traditional Japanese chisels Nomi 鑿 – are made by combining two layers of steel. The body of the chisel is intentionally made of soft steel, which absorbs impacts when struck with a wooden mallet or metal hammer, thus reducing the chance of damaging the tool. However, the edge is made of extremely hard carbon steel, which during production becomes a layer with a hardness of 62 HRC for classic Nomi chisels, up to a hardness of 67 HRC for Japanese chisels with HSS blades, whereas classic European chisels achieve hardness of only 58 to 60 HRC.

The steel crown, a metal ring at the end of the handle of Japanese chisels, needs to be precisely fitted before first use to prevent splintering of the wooden end of the handle under the blows of the mallet.


Features of the Senkichi Chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel
✅ Uchimaru Nomi 内丸鑿 shape
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ Blade made of white carbon steel
✅ White paper steel
✅ U-profile blade
✅ Handle made of red oak
✅ Made in Japan

There are two main types of Japanese chisels

It's important to choose the right chisel, as there is a correct chisel for every task. Now let's look at the two most basic types of Japanese chisels Nomi. Want to know more?


How to properly seat the steel crown?

The steel crown of Japanese chisels Nomi needs to be precisely seated before first use, to prevent splintering of the wooden end of the handle under the blows of the mallet and also to protect your hand against possible hitting with the hammer. Everything you will need are a Japanese setting chisel, a steel hammer, and a solid workbench top or a larger piece of iron. Want to know more?


Additional parameters

Category: Traditional Carving Chisels
Blade profile: Spoon-shaped
Blade width: 15 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 180 mm
Weight: 80 g
Material: Carbon Steel
Made in: Japan
Number in package: 1