SENKICHI DOUSHO Japanese Chisel Set - 3 Pieces

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Set of handcrafted Japanese forged chisels from the brand SENKICHI of the Tataki Nomi (叩き鑿) type. Laminated two-layer blade with high hardness. The body is created using blacksmith welding. The edge is set into the handle at a slight angle. Suitable for general carpentry use. Blade widths are 9, 15, and 24 mm. Made in Japan.

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The 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 that absorbs shocks when struck with a mallet and reduces the chance of tool damage. However, the cutting edge is made from extremely hard carbon steel, turning into a layer with a hardness of 62 Rc for classic Nomi chisels up to a hardness of 67 Rc for Japanese chisels with HSS blades, while classic European chisels only reach 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 the Nomi Chisel

✅ Traditional Japanese Nomi chisel
✅ For general carpentry use
✅ Handmade
✅ Blade hardness up to 62 Rc
✅ Selected edge profile = less friction
✅ Edge at an angle = higher working depth
✅ Handle made of red oak
✅ Made in Japan

The edge is set into the handle at a slight angle, which allows for achieving a higher working depth. The selected edge profile reduces the area that the chisel contacts the processed wood, thus reducing material friction. At the same time, it makes the chisel easier to sharpen, and after resharpening, the blade maintains its straight shape. Sharpening these chisels is recommended using wet Japanese whetstones, which rewards you with excellent sharpness and edge durability for a long time.

The collar of the Nomi chisel needs to be fitted before first use.

Additional parameters

Category: Cerpentry Chisel Sets
Blade profile: Flat
Blade width: 9 mm, 19 mm, 13 mm
O ring: Yes
Length: 230 mm
Diameter: 30 mm
Weight: 100 g
Handmade: Yes
Material: Carbon steel
Number in pack: 3
Made in: Japan