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TASAI Chisels

Mokume Oire Nomi
Japanese Chisels with Damascus Steel Blade

The Cutting steel is made of Tasai Special Blue Steel, a custom made steel for Tasai.
laminated onto the special multi-layer core "Mokume pattern"
Handle made of sandalwood.
An artistically beautiful outstanding chisel!
Made by Master Akio Tasai in Sanjo, Province Niigata.
Blade width CodePrice
6 mm
Code 313030CartPrice € 219.00
9 mm
Code 313031CartPrice € 219.00
12 mm Currently not in stock!
Code 313032Cart
Price € 239.00
18 mm
Code 313033CartPrice € 259.00
24 mm
Code 313034CartPrice € 289.00
30 mm
Code 313035CartPrice € 309.00

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Mokume Oire Nomi

Mokume Oire Nomi

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In this small smithy in the Province of Niigata, Japan, these chisels were produced by the master blacksmith Akio Tasai.



TASAI "Wakizashi" Chisels

These chisels are very sturdy and compact carpenters tools. They have a reinforced tang (up to 15 mm thick) and are 23 to 24 cm long. They are used in Japan on construction sites for wood structures. These chisels are carried in closed belt pouches which ensure the safety of the user when moving, even if they are high up in the scaffolding. The belt pouch is made from three layers of sturdy leather sewn and riveted to make it impenetrable. These chisels get their name from the short Japanese second-sword “Wakizashi”. The cutting-layer is made of TASAI Special Blue Steel, a custom metallurgical formula made only for Tasai.

Tasai "Wakizashi" Chisel
Migaki (surface slightly polished)

This chisel ha a very rustic appearance due to the sharpening marks being still visible beneath the polished metal. The handle made of white oak.
Double Ura on mirror side
View with beltbag
Blade width CodePrice
24 mm (8 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 313075Cart
Price € 169.00
27 mm (9 bu)
Code 313076CartPrice € 179.00
Tasai "Wakizashi" Chisel
Tsushime pattern (hand hammered)

Handle made of White Oak.
Double Ura on mirror side
View with beltbag
Blade width CodePrice
24 mm (8 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 313080Cart
Price € 169.00
27 mm (9 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 313081Cart
Price € 179.00
Tasai "Wakizashi" Chisel
Mokume (Jigane made from Damascene steel)

This chisel features a very distinct pattern of the layers. The handle made of sandalwood.
Double Ura on mirror side
View with beltbag
Blade width CodePrice
24 mm (8 bu)
Code 313085CartPrice € 229.00
27 mm (9 bu)
Code 313086CartPrice € 239.00
Tasai "Nail Jigane" Chisel
jigane (soft iron body) made of old nails
Blue Steel hagane (hard steel cutting piece)

Tasai has lots of old Japanese nails. The jigane made of them leads to interesting patterns - different each time.
The handle is made of red oak.
Total length 220 mm
All sizes with single ura, see back of chisel
Blade width CodePrice
3 mm (1 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315050Cart
Price € 180.00
6 mm (2 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315051Cart
Price € 180.00
9 mm (3 bu)
Code 315052CartPrice € 180.00
12 mm (4 bu)
Code 315053CartPrice € 195.00
15 mm (5 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315054Cart
Price € 205.00
18 mm (6 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315055Cart
Price € 220.00
24 mm (8 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315056Cart
Price € 245.00
30 mm (10 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315057Cart
Price € 265.00
36 mm (12 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315058Cart
Price € 285.00
42 mm (14 bu) Currently not in stock!
Code 315059Cart
Price € 315.00
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