Oire Nomi Japanese Wood Chisels
Oire Nomi Japanese Wood Chisels
£34.95
inc. vat
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Key Features

  • Hand-crafted by a Japanese master craftsman with over 10 years experience
  • The white paper steel will sharpen to and hold a fine, razor like edge
  • 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 stunning, professional quality chisels feature laminated blades consisting of a white paper steel back and a softer iron front. Hardened to RC-66 which is exceptionally hard, the white paper steel will sharpen to and hold a fine, razor like edge. Used for paring and precision cutting, these chisels have the characteristic hollow ground backs to reduce friction during cutting and to make flattening the very hard steel back easier as only the bevel back and edges require flattening. The blades are mounted into the handles using a long tang and tapered ferrule giving the chisels a solid, single piece feel. A large steel reinforcing hoop sits at the top of the handle for added support. * 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 stunning, professional quality chisels feature laminated blades consisting of a white paper steel back and a softer iron front. Hardened to RC-66 which is exceptionally hard, the white paper steel will sharpen to and hold a fine, razor like edge. Used for paring and precision cutting, these chisels have the characteristic hollow ground backs to reduce friction during cutting and to make flattening the very hard steel back easier as only the bevel back and edges require flattening. The blades are mounted into the handles using a long tang and tapered ferrule giving the chisels a solid, single piece feel. A large steel reinforcing hoop sits at the top of the handle for added support. * 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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Specifications

Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan

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H Renwick

what a beautiful set of chisels. the quality of cut is astounding. will be adding the extra chisels as and when i can.

Paul Huddart

I thought I could get my HSS chisels sharp until I tried these. The steel on these takes an amazingly sharp edge and seems unfazed by any wood, even mahogany and oak. They do take longer to sharpen but they are definitely worth the effort.

C Gurney

EXCELLENT SET OF CHISELS AND GREAT FOR FINER WORK. USED MY USUAL PRYING MOTION AND ENDED UP DAMAGING THE EDGE OF THE 12MM CHISEL. LOTS OF REGRINDING LATER AND THE CHISEL WORKS FINE. NOT A MISTAKE I'LL MAKE AGAIN!

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Oire Nomi Japanese Wood Chisels

Rutlands
Part No. M_JP1043
£34.95 inc. vat

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