Japanese Skewed Carving Chisel YOSHIHIRO – 9 mm

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Traditional Japanese chisel with a slanted blade, type Tataki Nomi 叩き鑿 – striking chisel, shape Kiwa Nomi 外丸鑿 – beveled shape, from the brand YOSHIHIRO. Laminated two-layer blade with high durability and sharpness. Body created by blacksmith welding method. Suitable for general carving use. Blade width 9 mm. Made in Japan.

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

Kiwa Nomi キワ鑿 – an angled chisel used for shaping inner corners, dovetails, and hard-to-reach places. It is made in various radii and widths. A traditional motif in Japanese woodworking is the precise finishing of a board to fit tightly around a pillar or a natural element, such as a stone or a tree trunk. 

The blades of traditional Japanese chisels Nomi 鑿 – are made by joining two layers of steel. The body of the chisel is intentionally made of soft steel, which absorbs impacts when struck by 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 reaches 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 splintering of the wooden end of the handle under the blows of the mallet.


Features of the YOSHIHIRO chisel

✅ Traditional carving chisel
✅ Kiwa Nomi キワ鑿 shape
✅ For general carving use
✅ Handmade
✅ Blade of white carbon steel
✅ White paper steel
✅ V-profile blade
✅ 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. Now, let's take a closer 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 impacts of the mallet and also to protect your hand against possible hammer strikes. 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: Tilted
Blade width: 9 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 170 mm
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 85 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon steel
Number in package: 1
Made in: Japan