Well rounded set of 19 Japanese carving tools, gouges, and chisels. I acquired these from an old wood sculptor in Japan.All tools are blacksmith forged and laminated. Backs and bevels have been flattened and sharpened on a 100 micron stone. No dents or chips to cutting edges. Very tough age hardened steel on these old chisels. (over time forge laminated steel will harden as the austenite converts to martensite).
Steel molecules become very interlocked and durable. All tools have nice even high carbon steel lamination lines.
Due to the age of these tools, there is some surface corrosion and minor rust pitting. This however is entirely aesthetic, since it does not occur on or near the cutting edges and will thus not impact their performance. Handles are made from an assortment of white and red Japanese oak, as well as Japanese cypress (hinoki). Some are a deep and beautiful "true red oak" which is very difficult to obtain these days. Thanks for looking, please ask any questions you may have.The item "Set of 19Antique Japanese Woodworking Tools & Carving GougesChisels Hand Plane" is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 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, 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.