Japanese Carving Chisel SENKICHI with V Blade - 6 mm

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Japanese hand-made forged carving chisel by the brand SENKICHI type Chōkokunomi (彫刻ノミ). Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body is created using blacksmith welding. Suitable for regular carving use. Blade width 6 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 from a softer material, which absorbs shocks when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of tool damage. However, the edge is created from extremely hard carbon steel, which during production becomes 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, while classic European chisels only achieve 58 to 60 Rc.

Handmade Nomi chisels are created using the method of forge welding, 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
✅ Blade profile
✅ Blade hardness up to 62 Rc
✅ Made in Japan

Sharpening these carving chisels is recommended using specially shaped Japanese wet stones, which will reward you with excellent sharpness and edge 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: V
Blade width: 6 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 180 mm
Weight: 80 g
Material: Carbon Steel
Made in: Japan
Number in package: 1