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 nicely shaped. (note how the laminated steel wraps up the sides for structural stability and durability). 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 60 years old.
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! There is some minor pitting in the hollow, but this is only cosmetic and wont affect the tool's performance. Comes oiled and protected with camellia oil all natural corrosion inhibiting oil made from green tea plant.
Handle is in excellent shape. Please ask any questions you may have. The item "Japanese Timber Framing Chiseltsuki Nomi48(Antique Woodworking Slick)" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 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.
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