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Iyoroi Blue Steel Umeki-Oire Nomi Cabinet Makers' Chisels

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 Set of 6 ($395.95) In Stock
 Set of 10 ($695.95) In Stock
 3mm ($49.95) In Stock
 6mm ($49.95) In Stock
 9mm ($49.95) In Stock
 12mm ($59.95) In Stock
 15mm ($59.95) In Stock
 18mm ($63.95) In Stock
 24mm ($69.95) In Stock
 30mm ($79.95) In Stock
 36mm ($79.95) In Stock
 42mm ($85.95) In Stock
These blades are a hand forged lamination of blue steel and wrought iron, tempered to Rockwell C64 degrees. "Blue-steel" or "Aogami-Hagane" is specially made by Hitachi Metal Co. and is a more complex steel than "Shiro-Gami" or "White-Steel." Because it's so difficult to forge and temper, only a few chisel makers have sufficient skill to successfully work with this material. But if you can, the advantage is a tougher blade that takes the finest edge The specific shape is a form of dovetail chisel or "Umeki-Oire" designed for Western cabinetry. The thin edges are perfect for dovetailing and fine joinery. Unlike our other style of dovetail chisel (our bronzed backed MS-JACHC24.XX), these chisels have hand forged hoops for hammering, so they can be used for general joinery. Except for the narrowest widths, which are simply tapered, the side edges of these chisels are narrower than even most Western chisels, so you can have total access to the joint. In recognition of the fact that these are for the highest quality of workmanship, even the narrow 1/2" chisel has multiple hollows for greater control.
Blue-Steel #2 Laminated Edge, with hand forged, black hooped Boxwood Handle, Multiple scoops. The backs of the 3mm. to 9mm. sizes have a single hollow. The 12mm. to 18mm. sizes have two hollows. The 24mm. to 42mm. sizes have triple hollows. The overall length is 9 inches and the blade length is 2-1/4 inches.
The set of 6 chisels contains the following sizes: 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm, 30mm
The set of 10 chisels contains the following sizes: 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 24mm, 30mm, 36mm, 42mm.
Customer Reviews:
By: Tom Zawila (Apr, 2019)
I bought the 6mm 30+/- years ago and have loved it for its ability to retain an edge. The handle could have been a larger diameter as my hands are fairly big.
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By: JB (Sep, 2014)
I bought one to test out and was truly impressed so I bought the set of six. These chisels are remarkable in several ways; I've never seen an edge so very sharp, (somehow?) they sharpen faster and easier than any tool I've ever owned, and after using the chisels it dawned on me that the "bent" shape of the overall tool made perfectly square cuts with the natural swing of my arm. These chisels were forged by a genius. I've had these chisels for about a year and half now and am perfectly satisfied. They aren't the prettiest chisels but they're the best I've used. Previously I tried cheap Japanese chisels and they were worthless icepicks, then Sorby and I thought they were okay but these chisels are astounding. Do what I did: get one and try it out. You'll be very impressed.
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42mm Iyoroi Chisel
By: Joe Powers (Jul, 2013)
I bought this chisel six months and could not be happier. I do 90% of my work with a 9mm Miyanaga chisel that I paid almost $200 for, and I have found the Iyoroi chsiels to be fully comparable in terms of edge retention and initial sharpness. For the price, I think the Iyoroi chisels can't be beat.
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By: Thomas Pleman (Apr, 2013)
I have been carrying a 24mm one of these in my nail bags for over 16 years and can say say it is the best chisel I have ever owned. edge retention , capacity for sharpness are first rate.
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