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MATSUMURA White Paper Steel Chisels

MATSUMURA White Paper Steel Chisels

The blades of these chisels are made of White Paper Steel, laminated, and the best you can get for the finest work. Hand forged by Blacksmith Matsumura in Yoita, Province Niigata. "KOSHIMITSU" is a brand of Master Matsumura.

KOSHIMITSU Oire Nomi
Japanese chisels
laminated "White Steel"
"Hitachi Yasuki Hagane No. 2"
Hardness: 64 HRC
Thickness, blade measured near bevel and near shank:
3 mm wide blade: 6 - 8 mm
6 mm wide blade: 5.5 - 7.5 mm
all others: 5 - 7 mm
3 - 24 mm: single back hollow (Ura)
30 - 36 mm: double back hollow (Ura)
Stated thickness only approximate, as these chisels are hand forged
View Master blacksmith Matsumura forging a chisel
Blade width CodePrice
3 mm
Code 309550CartPrice € 36.00
6 mm
Code 309551CartPrice € 36.00
9 mm
Code 309552CartPrice € 38.00
12 mm
Code 309553CartPrice € 41.00
15 mm
Code 309554CartPrice € 44.00
18 mm
Code 309555CartPrice € 47.00
21 mm
Code 309556CartPrice € 49.00
24 mm
Code 309557CartPrice € 51.00
30 mm
Code 309558CartPrice € 60.00
36 mm
Code 309559CartPrice € 65.00
Set of 6 KOSHIMITSU Chisels in canvas tool roll
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30 mm
Code 309560CartPrice € 249.00
Set of 10 KOSHIMITSU Chisels in canvas tool roll
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30, 36 mm
Code 309561CartPrice € 429.00

Set of 10 Japanese Blue Steel Mini Chisels with White Oak Handles
A very nice set of chisels for all small jobs. The slightly different alloy additives from those used in white paper steel improve the edge retention of blue paper steel chisels and make for a tougher edge that is less prone to chipping. The achievable sharpness is slightly less, but for most practical purposes this should not make any difference.

The chisels are not sold individually. They come in a kiri wood box with a polystyrene lining to protect the cutting edges.

Handles made of white oak
Total length 160 mm
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 mm
Detail view

Code 309790CartPrice € 679.00

Set of 10 Japanese Blue Steel Mini Chisels with Sandalwood Handles
As above but with Sandalwood handle
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 mm
Detail view

Code 309792CartPrice € 839.00
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