Japanese Carving Chisel SENKICHI with U Blade - 15 mm

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Japanese hand-made carved forged chisel by the brand SENKICHI of the Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ) type. 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 15 mm. Made in Japan.

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Product detailed description

senkichi_logoThe 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 absorbs shocks when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of tool damage. However, the edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, resulting in a layer with a hardness of 62 Rc for classic Nomi chisels, up to a hardness of 67 Rc for Japanese chisels with an HSS blade, whereas classic European chisels only achieve a hardness of 58 to 60 Rc.

Handmade Nomi chisels are created using the blacksmith's 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 SENKICHI chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ)
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ Sharp and re-sharpenable blade
✅ U profile blade
✅ Blade hardness up to 62 Rc
✅ Made in Japan

Sharpening these carving chisels is recommended using specially shaped Japanese wet sharpening stones, which will reward you with excellent edge sharpness and durability for 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: 15 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 180 mm
Weight: 80 g
Material: Carbon Steel
Made in: Japan
Number in package: 1