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Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5

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True Japanese quality carving tools, suitable for carvers of all abilities. These blue paper steel tool blades are hand driven, rather than mallet driven, using their long, comfortable magnolia wood handles.
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Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5
Regular price £170.00
Regular price £0.00Sale price £170.00
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • An ideal introduction to Japanese carving tools, for all abilities
  • Razor sharp, ready to carve straight out of the box
  • Blue paper steel cutting edges guarantee unrivalled hardness
  • Long magnolia wood handles ensure comfort and precise control
  • Supplied in a beautiful wooden presentation box
This set of five carving tools offers the ideal introduction to Japanese carving tools and is suitable for use by carvers of all abilities. Very different in form to the familiar Western style carving tools, these tools are hand driven rather than mallet driven. The short blades are made from laminated steel. The back and cutting edge is blue paper steel, a durable high carbon steel alloy which is both hard and capable of taking a razor like edge. The top of the blade is formed using a softer, tougher steel that protects the blue steel layer. Each blade is mounted on a long, magnolia wood handle which is soft in the hand and very comfortable to hold.

Comprising Hirato, Into, Maruto, Asamaru and Sankaku profiles each carving tool measures 205mm in overall length and has 26mm long blades and the five tools are supplied in a kirkwood case.

The Hirato profile is very similar to that of a bevel edge carpentry chisel. This profile is most commonly used for smoothing and flattening rough surfaces. It has a blade width of 6mm.

The Into profile is a right handed skew and, like a skew chisel is used for cleaning out corners and hard to reach areas as well as making fine shearing cuts. It has a blade width of 9mm.

The Maruto is a gouge that features the deepest profile of all of the gouges offered and is used for cutting channels and flutes. It has a blade width of 4.5mm.

The Asamaru is a shallow gouge and is used for gentle hollowing as well as creating concave and convex surfaces. It has a blade width of 9mm.

The Sankaku is a V tool and is used for making deep, straight sided cuts and channels and can also be used for out lining and adding very fine details. It has a blade width of 4.5mm. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR1312
  • Overall Length205mm
  • Blade Length26mm
  • Blade Width4.5mm, 6mm, 9mm
  • Handle Length180mm
  • Hirato Blade Width6mm
  • Into Blade Width9mm
  • Maruto Blade Width4.5mm
  • Asamaru Blade Width9mm
  • Sankaku Blade Width4.5mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Trevor J.
Superb chisels

These are a superb set of carving chisels . I have only recently bought into Japanese woodworking and got them because of this .
They are very different from carving chisels , I also have , but they are a joy to use even though they have to be handled very differently .
As with all Japanese tools they are simple but effective and have changed little for centuries . The quality is in their use as the design and sharpness ( and the ability of the steel to retain that edge ) lend themselves to precision and finesse .

Tim G.
Wonderful, just wonderful...

Wonderful, just wonderful. Japanese quality and craftsmanship are unrivalled. I can tell these have been made with love and attention as opposed to in a large factory. The tools feel nice to hold and they cut through workpieces like butter. Good to have a selection to choose from when undertaking different projects.

Al M.
Really delicate and very well-made tools, much mor...

Really delicate and very well-made tools, much more precise than western tools. Very much recommend to the beginner or experienced carver.

Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5

Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5

Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5

Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5

Japanese Carving Tools - Set of 5