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Shinsui Nakaya Saws: 60 Years Experience

Shinsui Nakaya Saws: 60 Years Experience

Shinsui Nakaya started his apprenticeship as a blacksmith, specializing in saws, when he was only 15 years old. After more then 10 years as an apprentice, he founded his own saw manufactory at the age of 26. Now at the age of 76, he can look back at 62 years of experience in saw making. Shinsui Nakaya works and lives in Sanjo in the province of Niigata.

Traditionally, the name of the Master will be used in one form or another when starting a new manufactory. Shinsui Nakaya decided that after 10 years of apprenticeship he did not need his Master in any form, name or advice, and has been using only his name since the manufactory was founded more then 50 years ago.

He developed his own oil-based method of hardening the metal; that reduces the risk of cracks and deformation significantly.

Top picture: Shinsui Nakaya checks the straightness of a saw blade.

Bottom picture: The saw blade shows clearly marks from the hammer that straightened the tool blade.
Ryoba made by Shinsui Nakaya

Ryoba made by Shinsui Nakaya
Hand made, blade forged, each blade straighted individually. One teeth row for crosscut, one theeth row for ripcut.

Blade
length
Blade
width
middle
Blade
thickness
at blade
middle
Blade
thickness
near
teeth
Kerf
width
Pitch
crosscut
side
Pitch
ripcut
side
middle
CodePrice
180 mm 75 mm 0.3 mm 0.4 mm 0.6 mm 1.1 mm (23 TPI) 3 mm (8.5 TPI)
Code 310860CartPrice € 69.00
240 mm 95 mm 0.35 mm 0.5 mm 0.7 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI) 3.5 mm (7 TPI) Currently not in stock!
Code 310862Cart
Price € 79.00
300 mm 115 mm 0.5 mm 0.7 mm 1 mm 3 mm (8.5 TPI) 6 mm (4 TPI)
Code 310864CartPrice € 85.00

Kataba made by Shinsui Nakaya

Kataba made by Shinsui Nakaya
Hand made, blade forged, each blade straighted individually. Teeth are filded for crosscut.

Blade
length
Blade
width
middle
Blade
thickness
at blade
middle
Blade
thickness
near
teeth
Kerf
width
Pitch CodePrice
180 mm 60 mm 0.3 mm 0.4 mm 0.5 mm 1.2 mm (21 TPI)
Code 310866CartPrice € 65.00
240 mm 75 mm 0.35 mm 0.45 mm 0.6 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI)
Code 310868CartPrice € 69.00
270 mm 80 mm 0.5 mm 0.7 mm 0.85 mm 2.5 mm (10 TPI)
Code 310869CartPrice € 82.00
White Paper Steel Ryoba

White Paper Steel Ryoba made by Shinsui Nakaya (Octopus Series)
Hand made, blade forged, each blade straighted individually. One teeth row for crosscut, one teeth row for ripcut.

Blade
length
Blade
width
middle
Blade
thickness
at blade
middle
Blade
thickness
near
teeth
Kerf
width
Pitch
crosscut
side
Pitch
ripcut
side
middle
CodePrice
210 mm 80 mm 0.3 mm 0.35 mm 0.5 mm 1.2 mm (21 TPI) 3 mm (8.5 TPI)
Code 310870CartPrice € 189.00
240 mm 95 mm 0.35 mm 0.45 mm 0.6 mm 1.5 mm (17 TPI) 3.5 mm (7 TPI)
Code 310871CartPrice € 199.00
270 mm 105 mm 0.45 mm 0.6 mm 0.75 mm 2.2 mm (11.5 TPI) 5 mm (5 TPI)
Code 310872CartPrice € 209.00

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