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HISHIKA Saws

HISHIKA Saws: traditional and professional

All saws shown on this page come from the saw smithy Hishika in Miki City, Japan, who specializes on traditional saws of best professional quality. They are well balanced and allow extremly fast and clean cuts. The blades are forged and can be resharpened.

HISHIKA Dozuki

Traditional Dozuki made by HISHIKA

These saws of professional quality belong to our finest! They are available for crosscut and for ripcut. The ripcut model is ideal for the finest dovetails and small tenons. We testet it and found that it is the finest available of its kind. Not for beginners! Why? The 180 mm blade for example is only 0.2 mm (0.008 inches) thick and you can imagine that this saws deserves proper treatment.

Use Blade
length
Blade
width
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch CodePrice
Crosscut 180 mm 40 mm 0.2 mm 0.35 mm 0.8 mm (32 TPI)
Code 312060CartPrice € 68.00
Crosscut 240 mm 50 mm 0.25 mm 0.4 mm 1 mm (25 TPI)
Code 312022CartPrice € 78.00
Ripcut 180 mm 40 mm 0.2 mm 0.35 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI)
Code 312061CartPrice € 68.00
Ripcut 240 mm 50 mm 0.25 mm 0.4 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI)
Code 312023CartPrice € 78.00

HISHIKA Dozuki with Cedar Wood Handle

Traditional Dozuki with Cedar Wood Handle made by HISHIKA
Traditional Dozuki with Cedar Wood Handle made by HISHIKA

As above, but with cedar wood handle (Top: crosscut saw, bottom: ripcut saw)

Use Blade
length
Blade
width
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch CodePrice
Crosscut 180 mm 40 mm 0.2 mm 0.35 mm 0.8 mm (32 TPI)
Code 312011CartPrice € 78.00
Ripcut 180 mm 40 mm 0.2 mm 0.35 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI)
Code 312012CartPrice € 78.00

HISHIKA Ryoba

Traditional Ryoba made by HISHIKA

The blade of this Ryoba is tapered to the middle to avoid jamming. The thickness of the blade near the teeth is about 0.35 mm while in the middle the thickness is only 0.25 mm. This feature makes this saw to a special piece. Detail Not for beginners! Why?

Use Blade
length
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch
Crosscut side
Pitch
Ripcut side
CodePrice
Crosscut/Ripcut 210 mm 0.35 mm 0.6 mm 1.2 mm (21 TPI) 2.5 mm (10 TPI) Currently not in stock!
Code 312057Cart
Price € 58.00

HISHIKA Ryoba with Cedar Wood Handle

Traditional Ryoba made by HISHIKA

As above, but with cedar wood handle

Use Blade
length
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch
Crosscut side
Pitch
Ripcut side
CodePrice
Crosscut/Ripcut 210 mm 0.35 mm 0.6 mm 1.2 mm (21 TPI) 2.5 mm (10 TPI)
Code 312013CartPrice € 68.00

Small HISHIKA Ryoba

Small HISHIKA Ryoba

This saw will be one of your favourite saws in a short time of use! Hand forged! The strong shank 0.9 mm thick gives additional stability. Around the point where the shank passages to the blade the thickness tapers to 0.25 mm. Extremly thin for a hand saw without back! Not for beginners! Why?

Use Blade
length
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch
Crosscut side
Pitch
Ripcut side
CodePrice
Crosscut/Ripcut 135 mm 0.25 mm 0.45 mm 1.0 mm (21 TPI) 2.0 mm (13 TPI)
Code 312055CartPrice € 75.00

HISHIKA Kataba

Traditional Kataba made by HISHIKA

Made the traditional way (forging, hardening, tempering) by Hishika in Miki/Japan. Very clean and fast cut. The blade has the same thickness near the teeth and the back to make it suitable for saw guides. Not for beginners! Why?

Use Blade
length
Blade
thickness
Kerf Pitch CodePrice
Crosscut 210 mm 0.4 mm 0.6 mm 1.2 mm (21 TPI) Currently not in stock!
Code 312058Cart
Price € 48.00
Ripcut 210 mm 0.4 mm 0.5 mm 1.4 mm (18 TPI) Currently not in stock!
Code 312059Cart
Price € 48.00

HISHIKA Kugihiki DeLuxe

Kugihiki

One of the finest saws for sawing off dowels close to the surface without damaging it. You can make extreme demands on this saw: it will give you a superbly clean cut and virtually no damage to the surface. The cutting blade is thinner towards the tip than towards the back, and the shaft gets thicker towards the handle. On the one hand, this gives more stability to the very thin saw and on the other, there will be less danger of the saw jamming when it is cutting close to the main surface. Not for beginners! Why?

Use Blade
length
Blade
thickness
Shank
thickness
Pitch Total
length
CodePrice
Flush cutting 180 mm 0.3 - 0.55 mm 1 mm 1.0 mm 51 cm
Code 312063CartPrice € 39.00
Flush cutting 240 mm 0.5 - 0.6 mm 1.1 mm 1.5 mm 61 cm
Code 312062CartPrice € 49.00
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