36mm wide damekiri nomi made by Kikuhiromaru . Damekiri are used by jobsite carpenters in Japan. They feature a large back plane for out of position tuning of joinery i. In place and on site chiseling. The neck also bends upwards away from the back plane unlike the tataki which is straighter and more centered.
This style of chisel is highly versatile. If you were to carry only one chisel around on a jobsite this would be the proper tool. Hand forged by second generation Kikuhiromaru blacksmith Shouji-san. Actually forge laminated by hand, (NOT machine laminated like newer Kikuhiromaru). Finish this was a higher end finish that came originally on this tool.Box shaped blade profile (kaku-uchi). Chisel back is dead flat. Sharpened on a 100 micron stone. Ready to use as is, or can be immediately honed on finer stones if your application requires.
Some aesthetic blemishes, however no flaws or wear that will negatively effect performance. This chisel was forged 40+ years ago.The laminated steel has now stabilized and warping is no longer a concern. (newly forged tools will warp as they age). Comes oiled and protected with camellia oil all natural corrosion inhibiting oil made from green tea plant. Handle is made of richly colored aged Japanese red oak. Free of splits and defects, some staining near where the ferrule touches the handle tannins from the red oak react with the steel and produce a black color after years of use. Very rare professional quality tool. Some of the best you can get! No need to wait on a wait-list for 6+ months when you need the tools now. Please ask any questions you may have. The item "Kikuhiromaru36mm OLDER GEN Damekiri NomiJapanese Timber ChiselWoodwork" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021. 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 worldwide.