Usu nomi (aka paring chisel) 12mm, made by Kiyotada. Hand forged by Kouzaburou Shimamura, the famous blacksmith behind the Kiyotada brand.
This is Kiyotada's older work. Chisel is over 50 years old. Square sided blade profile (kaku-uchi).
Sharpened on a #12000+ Nakayama Kiita. Beautiful oxide from many years of use.Back hollow is in good shape, but shows some wear from typical use. Comes oiled and protected with camellia oil all natural corrosion inhibiting oil made from green tea plant. Handle is made of Japanese white oak. One of the most sought after chisel brands.
Near impossible to source these days. Kiyotada's work rarely makes it out of Japan. Please ask any questions you may have. The item "KiyotadaOLDUsu Nomi12mmJapanese Paring Chisel SlickWoodworkingHand Tool" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels".The seller is "timbertetsu" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.