Japanese Carving Chisel YOSHIHIRO Tataki Sotomaru - 15 mm

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Traditional Japanese round chisel with groove, type Tataki Nomi 叩き鑿 – striking chisel, shape Sotomaru Nomi 外丸鑿 – round, convex shape, from the brand YOSHIHIRO. Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. The body is created by blacksmith welding method. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 15 mm. Made in Japan.

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YOSHIHIRO – manufacturer of traditional Japanese tools and equipment used for precise craftsmanship. Produces both traditional and modernized carpentry tools.

Sotomaru Nomi 外丸鑿 – a type of chisel used for shaping inner curves. It is made in various radii and widths. A traditional theme in Japanese woodworking is the precise processing of a board so that it fits tightly around a column or a natural element, such as a stone or a tree trunk. Another use is for embedding lock cases and door hinges. This chisel is perfectly suited for this purpose. 

The blades of traditional Japanese chisels Nomi 鑿 – are made by joining two layers of steel. The body of the chisel is intentionally made from soft steel, which absorbs the impact when struck with a wooden mallet or a metal hammer, thus reducing the chance of tool damage. However, the edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, producing a layer with a hardness of 62 HRC for classic Nomi chisels, up to 67 HRC for Japanese chisels with HSS blades, while classic European chisels only reach a hardness of 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 the wooden end of the handle from splintering under the strikes of the mallet.


Features of YOSHIHIRO chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel
✅ Sotomaru Nomi 外丸鑿 shape
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ Blade made of white carbon steel
✅ White paper steel
✅ O blade profile
✅ Handle made of red oak
✅ Made in Japan

There are two main types of Japanese chisels.

It is important to choose the right chisel, as there is a correct chisel for every task. Let us now introduce the two most basic types of Japanese chisels Nomi. Want to know more?


How to properly fit the steel crown?

The steel crown of Japanese chisels Nomi needs to be precisely fitted before first use to prevent the wooden end of the handle from splintering under the strikes of the mallet and also to protect your hand against accidental hammering. All 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: O
Blade width: 15 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 173 mm
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 90 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon steel
Quantity in package: 1
Made in: Japan