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Japanese Carving Tools

Japanese Woodcarving Tools

Our "Power Grip" palm woodcarving tools are very low priced. They are made of laminated steel, which is industrially pre-fabricated, thus we can offer them for this price. A great bargain - for the beginner as well as for occasional carvers. Slightly bigger and much stronger are the small carving tools made by the wellknown forge KAWASEI.

If you would like to work on curved or rounded surfaces, or to comfortably put the finishing touches on bowl-shaped objects, then these special tools from the Kawasei forge are your ticket. Both of the tools are made of laminated carbon steel.

Small Japanese Carving Tools "Power Grip"
Carving TOOLS
Caution: as with all Japanese chisels and similar tools, the steel used is extremely hard, and so more brittle and easier to break than softer steels. These tools should not be used as a drill or a pry bar. This kind of misuse will quickly result in a broken point, and then we naturally cannot accept any warranty claims. Recommended for beginners and occasional carvers if they follow these warnings.

"Power Grip" Carving Tool rounded 3 mm Ca. Stich 9
Code 313101CartPrice € 6.90
"Power Grip" Carving Tool rounded 6 mm Ca. Stich 7
Bestelln-Nr.
Code 313103CartPrice € 6.90
"Power Grip" Carving Tool flat rounded edge 7.5 mm
Code 313120CartPrice € 6.90
"KAWASEI" Small Japanese Carving Tools

These carving tools are longer and the steel thicker and more sturdy. The blades are of laminated Aogami-Steel (Blue Steel). The handle is made of beech and very ergonomically shaped

Caution: as with all Japanese chisels and similar tools, the steel used is extremely hard, and so more brittle and easier to break than softer steels. These tools should not be used as a drill or a pry bar. Recommended for beginners and occasional carvers as well as for professionals. We offer a set of five!

Total length 170 mm, blade length 40 mm

 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel flat 6 mm
Code 310640CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel flat 9 mm
Code 310641CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel flat 12 mm
Code 310642CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel gouge 3 mm Cut 7
Code 310643CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel gouge 4.5 mm Cut 7
Code 310644CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel gouge 9 mm Cut 7
Code 310645CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Woodworking Carving Chisel gouge 15 mm Cut 7
Code 310646CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool "Asamaru" slightly rounded 6 mm
Cut 3
Code 310647CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool "Asamaru" slightly rounded 9 mm
Cut 3
Code 310648CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool "Marumagari" slightly rounded 12 mm
slightly bent, cut 5
Code 310649CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool skewed 9 mm
Code 310650CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" V-Tool 6 mm
Code 310651CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool "Kiridashi" Blade skew and wide 15 mm
tip removed (see picture)
Code 310652CartPrice € 18.50
 
"Kawasei" Carving Tool "Naginata" Blade skew and rounded 12 mm
Code 310653CartPrice € 18.50
KAWASEI Special Carving Tools
Caution: as with all Japanese chisels and similar tools, the steel used in the Yarri Kannas is extremely hard, and so more brittle and easier to break than softer steels. This tool is designed to cut fine shavings from convex surfaces. It should not be used as a drill or a pry bar. This kind of misuse will quickly result in a broken point, and then we naturally cannot accept any warranty claims. Not recommended for beginners.
Reverse-arched Yarri Kanna

This tool is developed from the original-type Japanese plane, the Yarri Kanna, but has a curved blade. Have a look at the basic Yarri Kanna. When you have compared the two tools, you will see that the blade on this one is designed to work beautifully on convex surfaces.
Made by Kawasei in Yoita, Provinz Niigata!
How to sharpen

Total length 225 mm
Blade length 60 mm
with Red Oak handle

Code 310630CartPrice € 99.00

Caution: as with all Japanese cutting tools, the steel is very hard, and so brittle and easier to break compared to softer steels. The scoop gouge is designed to delicately remove fine shavings of wood. Do not use it to pry. This kind of misuse can easily break the tool.
Scoop-Iron

This is a very useful tool for bowls or any kind of concave surface. Because the scoop gouge cuts with a pulling stroke, one has much more control over the cut, as compared to using a tool that must be pushed or driven, like a normal gouge. For this reason, it is also a good beginners tool.
Made by Kawasei in Yoita, Provinz Niigata!
How to sharpen

Total length 200 mm
Blade length 18 mm
Blade width 15 mm
Blade hollow grade: cut 5
with Red Oak handle

Code 310631CartPrice € 79.00
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