Carpenters Japanese Wood Chisels - 4 Piece Wood Box Set
Carpenters Japanese Wood Chisels - 4 Piece Wood Box Set
£379.95
inc. vat
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Key Features

  • Exceptional chisels hand crafted in Japan by master blacksmiths
  • Forged blades feature alloy steel cutting edges with soft iron fronts more forgiving in use and less likely to chip
  • Tapered blade profiles allow for deeper cutting
  • Hollow ground backs are easy to sharpen and reduce cutting friction
  • Strong and attractive Japanese red oak handles
  • Steel re-inforcing hoops prevent handles from splitting

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Product Details

The chisels in this set have extra long blades making them the perfect choice for general carpentry and joinery applications. The blades are alloy steel hardened to RC-64 with softer iron laminated over the top. The hard blades will take a very sharp edge and due to their construction are ideal for making very heavy or deep cuts. The hollow ground backs make the chisels much easier to flatten and the smaller contact area reduces friction between the chisel and the wood for smoother cutting. The blades are fixed into the solid white oak handles by a long tang and tapered ferrule. This set comprises 18mm, 24mm, 30mm and 42mm chisels in a wooden case.

Japanese chisels differ greatly in construction and form to the more familiar Western style chisels common in workshops today. Drawing on centuries of metal working knowledge and skill dating back to the very finest sword makers to the Samurai, many Japanese woodworking chisels are still hand made by the individual blacksmiths whose names they bear. Masters of their craft, which would take an apprentice approximately 10-15 years to learn, these blacksmiths produce chisels that are unparalleled in performance even by chisels made using today's state of the art technology.

Traditional Japanese chisels or "Nomi" feature bi-metallic blades. This is usually an extremely hard tool steel with a softer iron or steel forge welded over the top. This offers a distinct advantage over Western style single metal blades. The harder a steel is, the sharper an edge it is able to take. Unfortunately, the harder a steel is, the more brittle it becomes so, for single metal blades there is a maximum hardness that can be reached before a blade becomes too brittle to be used practically. With the Japanese bi-metal blades, the softer top layer acts like a shock absorber to the harder metal cutting layer ensuring that the hammer blows that would damage or crack a single metal blade of the same hardness has little effect on the Japanese blade.

Japanese chisels require a small amount of work on them before they are ready for use. The steel reinforcing ring at the top of the handle must be fitted properly before the chisel is first used. To do this, remove the ring from the handle and gently file around the top of the handle to reduce the diameter slightly. This should allow the steel ring to sit further down the handle. When striking the chisel with a hammer, the hammer must not contact the ring but rather the wood above the ring. The wood above the ring will eventually spread over the top of it. This helps to protect both the hammer and the reinforcing ring when the chisel is used.
The chisels in this set have extra long blades making them the perfect choice for general carpentry and joinery applications. The blades are alloy steel hardened to RC-64 with softer iron laminated over the top. The hard blades will take a very sharp edge and due to their construction are ideal for making very heavy or deep cuts. The hollow ground backs make the chisels much easier to flatten and the smaller contact area reduces friction between the chisel and the wood for smoother cutting. The blades are fixed into the solid white oak handles by a long tang and tapered ferrule. This set comprises 18mm, 24mm, 30mm and 42mm chisels in a wooden case.

Japanese chisels differ greatly in construction and form to the more familiar Western style chisels common in workshops today. Drawing on centuries of metal working knowledge and skill dating back to the very finest sword makers to the Samurai, many Japanese woodworking chisels are still hand made by the individual blacksmiths whose names they bear. Masters of their craft, which would take an apprentice approximately 10-15 years to learn, these blacksmiths produce chisels that are unparalleled in performance even by chisels made using today's state of the art technology.

Traditional Japanese chisels or "Nomi" feature bi-metallic blades. This is usually an extremely hard tool steel with a softer iron or steel forge welded over the top. This offers a distinct advantage over Western style single metal blades. The harder a steel is, the sharper an edge it is able to take. Unfortunately, the harder a steel is, the more brittle it becomes so, for single metal blades there is a maximum hardness that can be reached before a blade becomes too brittle to be used practically. With the Japanese bi-metal blades, the softer top layer acts like a shock absorber to the harder metal cutting layer ensuring that the hammer blows that would damage or crack a single metal blade of the same hardness has little effect on the Japanese blade.

Japanese chisels require a small amount of work on them before they are ready for use. The steel reinforcing ring at the top of the handle must be fitted properly before the chisel is first used. To do this, remove the ring from the handle and gently file around the top of the handle to reduce the diameter slightly. This should allow the steel ring to sit further down the handle. When striking the chisel with a hammer, the hammer must not contact the ring but rather the wood above the ring. The wood above the ring will eventually spread over the top of it. This helps to protect both the hammer and the reinforcing ring when the chisel is used.

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Specifications

Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan

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Carpenters Japanese Wood Chisels - 4 Piece Wood Box Set

Rutlands
Part No. JP1084
£379.95 inc. vat

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