They are all very sharp and come ready to use. I wet ground them all on a 50 micron stone (bevels are sharp and backs are flattened).They feature laminated cutting edges. (high carbon steel forged to iron). Very nice back hollows, some look like they were used very little. Show minor dents and surface wear due to their vintage nature, however this does not effect their functionality.
Blacksmith signatures are present on nearly all tools. Work of many well know blacksmiths are in this set.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 variety of wood types: white and red Japanese oak, boxwood and a type of Japanese walnut. Overall a very nice set of Japanese bench chisels. 9 Bench Chisels (oire nomi). Each is a different size ranging in width from 1/8"(3mm) to 1-5/8"(42mm).
Let me know if you have questions. The item "Set of 9 Japanese Bench Chisels, Vintage Woodworking Tool Lot Oire Nomi SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, January 26, 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, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, 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.