They're well sharpened and ready to use. I wet ground them all on a 50 micron stone (bevels are sharp and backs are flattened). All have laminated cutting edges. (high carbon steel forged to iron).
Occasional minor dents and surface wear due to their vintage nature, however this does not effect their functionality. This set features chisels from a single blacksmith. This particular smith's work is sought after in Japan for its quality finish and well performing cutting edge.
Very tough steel on these old chisels since steel hardens and stabilizes with time these are surely some of the most durable and trustworthy edges you can find. Handles are made from a richly colored Japanese red oak. Array of sizes, it is indeed a set of chisels with exceptional.
5 Bench Chisels (oire nomi). Each is a different size ranging in width from 1/2"(12mm) to 1-3/16"(30mm). Let me know if you have questions. The item "Set of 5 Japanese Bench Chisels, Vintage Woodworking Tool Lot, Top Blacksmith" is in sale since Wednesday, January 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels".The seller is "coreefa" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, 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.