Kinari Nomi Paring Japanese Wood Chisels
Kinari Nomi Paring Japanese Wood Chisels
£49.95
inc. vat
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Key Features

  • Hand-crafted by a Japanese master craftsman with over 10 years experience
  • White paper steel blades coated with forged soft-iron hardened to Rc-66
  • Extra long, solid red oak handles allow greater grip to drive the chisel with both hands
  • Hollow ground backs keep friction between the chisel and workpiece to a minimum
  • Unparalleled in performance by modern day chisels

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Product Details

These exceptionally fine paring chisels are not designed to be struck with a hammer. They feature extra long, solid red oak handles allowing the user to grip and drive the chisel with both hands. The thinner, lighter blades are constructed for very precise, delicate work. These blades are white paper steel with soft iron forged over the top for support, giving an incredibly hard, Rc-66, sharp cutting edge. The backs are hollow ground keeping friction between the wood and the chisel to an absolute minimum allowing these chisels to take finishing cuts in deep mortices and recesses. The blades are anchored in the handles using a long tang and tapered ferrule assembly. * Leather tool roll not included.

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.
These exceptionally fine paring chisels are not designed to be struck with a hammer. They feature extra long, solid red oak handles allowing the user to grip and drive the chisel with both hands. The thinner, lighter blades are constructed for very precise, delicate work. These blades are white paper steel with soft iron forged over the top for support, giving an incredibly hard, Rc-66, sharp cutting edge. The backs are hollow ground keeping friction between the wood and the chisel to an absolute minimum allowing these chisels to take finishing cuts in deep mortices and recesses. The blades are anchored in the handles using a long tang and tapered ferrule assembly. * Leather tool roll not included.

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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Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan

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Kinari Nomi Paring Japanese Wood Chisels

Rutlands
Part No. M_JP1078
£49.95 inc. vat

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