Id estimate this chisel to be about 70 years old. The internal tensions between that laminated layers may cause a chisel to warp for about 5 years after it was forged, this chisel has long stabilized and will stay flat. Forge laminated steel will age harden over time, so still chisel's steel in incredibly tough.Comes oiled and protected with camellia oil all natural corrosion inhibiting oil made from green tea plant. Handle is made of a dark and beautiful rosewood - very rare, only the highest quality tools were equipped with rosewood. Handle fits firmly and solidly with no play. If this chisel could speak it would have a fascinating story to tell. And still plenty of life left in it!
Please ask any questions you may have. Sorry no international buyers due to restrictions on rosewood. Japanese Timber Framing ChiselWoodworking Slick" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 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.