Hidari Konobu Blue Steel #1 Oiire Nomi set of 8


This set of 8 consists of 1.5, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30mm, it is a set suitable for small scale intricate woodworking. The handle is high quality white oak.

If you wish to have the 36 and 42mm to make it a set of 10 that is possible (any sizes and numbers are possible, it will be about 5 months wait), pls mention this in the message box upon ordering, and I will get back to you thru email. Also, this set is without the box. The box can be ordered as well, and it should be something like 8000~10000JPY.

The shaping (file work) of Konobu is one of the stunning aspects of their chisels that make them stand out so much from other makers. Ichihiro used to finish his products to insane fineness, but Konobu's finish is at least as fine, could be finer in certain aspects.... I often pull out the chisel head from the handles, and even the tang is so meticulously finished with Konobu....

But of course the main thing is the performance. I rank Konobu, Kiyohisa and Kikuhiromaru, along with Funahiro-san's Japanese Genjyu, to be the best of the best chisels from Japan. These chisels' durability is just incredible. They will last and last and last and last, yet they are believe it or not, so easy to sharpen....

The ura (back hollow) is so finely made, the only ura that can match this is Iwasaki-san's (Iwasaki Shigeyoshi, the most renowned and respected smith in Japan) tools. Finished with sen, the fine hairline marks are running vertically as opposed to horizontal with those made with the grinding wheel, which are always far far far coarser and rough looking.

So you can see, every aspect of this chisels have been given the utmost attention to the detail. Rolls Royce or Romanee Conti of Oiire Nomi. If you are interested in obtaining the best chisel from Japan, this set is it. Kikuhiromaru is fantastic perfromance and cost effectiveness wise (hence I am mainly focusing selling them!), but the finish is nowhere near as meticulous as Konobu, so overall, Konobu and Kiyohisa chisels are THE VERY VERY BEST.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 15 April, 2013.

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