This listing is for an antique ootsuki nomi (Japanese slick chisel) with a 48mm wide cutting edge. Blacksmith signature is present and legible. I sharpened this tool on a 100 micron stone. The back and bevel are flat and sharp. Could use additional honing on high grit stones if an intense level a sharpness is desired.Blade is white steel (shirogami), Lamination line is a bit narrow but still nicely done. (NOTE: the very old chisels typically have thin lamination due to scarce resources at certain moments in time).
Steel is extremely hard due to age hardening austenite turns to martensite over time. So you'll find a very dependable glass hard edge on this old chisel. Id estimate it to be around 70+ years old. Truly a piece of history.
Scuffs, blemishes, and patina are present. There is no rust on any portion that it would effect the performance of this tool. Back hollow is in great condition.Very symmetrical with most of the black oxide is still intact! Comes oiled and protected with camellia oil all natural corrosion inhibiting oil made from green tea plant. Handle is in excellent shape. Straight grained Japanese red oak. Beautifully hand filed and finished blade. Pretty unusual to find old chisels like this is a condition this this good!
Please ask any questions you may have. The item "Japanese Slick ChiselOLDtsuki Nomi48Antique Wood Tool(Plane Saw Hammer)" is in sale since Friday, November 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels".The seller is "coreefa" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.