Set the romance aside, Japanese chisels are made for working wood. The combination of their forge welded blade, hollow back, and ferrule / tang mounted hardwood handles makes a Japanese chisel a most effective and delightful chisel to use. Japanese chisels are a great option for anyone who loves using hand tools to work wood.
Working with hand tools is one of the great pleasures of woodworking. And using Japanese tools takes this experience to the next level. If you are purchasing your first Japanese tools, a great place to start is with a set of chisels. Suitable for all types of bench joinery work, check out this Makers Set of Five Oire Nomi chisels.
About Japanese Chisels
With their forge welded blade, hollow back and socket ferrule / tang mounted hardwood handles, Japanese chisels are distinctly different in construction to Western chisels. This does not mean that are either superior or inferior, after all, they virtually do the same job. They are simply the Japanese approach, built upon hundreds of years of tool making tradition.
Makers Set of Five Oire Nomi Chisels
Your five-piece set includes:
Learn more about the individual chisels by using the SKU number and visiting each page on the Timbecon website.
Please note, these chisels are supplied separately, not in a single box.
Why this set of five Oire Nomi
It’s tempting to own every size of chisel available. However, in reality this can be expensive folly. This five-piece Makers set of Oire Nomi chisels is a great starter set for anyone wanting to do all types of bench woodworking. Purchase additional chisels separately once you have found your groove.
About Oire Nomi Chisels
Oire Nomi chisels are most like a Western butt chisel. The Red Oak hardwood handle matched with a steel hoop means they are designed for striking with a metal hammer or wooden mallet. The chisel blade is relatively thick and stout with a wide chamfer on both upper edges. This makes the chisel lighter and easier to handle, also reduces friction when completing shallow mortises. Japanese chisels are assembled using a combined socket ferrule and tang design making them very secure and long lasting. Oire Nomi chisels are used for a broad range of tasks including mortising, shaping tenons and joinery.
Made in Japan
These Japanese chisels are a high-quality product, made by Master Blacksmiths Ioroi in Japan.