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TAKAHANE Kodogu - the finest in woodcarving

TAKAHANE Kodogu - the finest in woodcarving

People who carve a lot value irons with an ergonomic, and above all, familiar, haft or handle. And since one can not easily buy this sort of thing, normally woodcarvers are obliged to make their own.

Master Smith Hiroshi Koyama began making these elegant small carving irons some time ago, and sells them under his professional name "TAKAHANE". The steel for the cutting edges is the justly reputed "Blue Steel" with a Rockwell hardness of 64. This hard but brittle steel is hammer forged to a softer, stonger iron to support and strengthen the blade.

These irons are relatively small and made for the finest and most detailed work. They should never be struck with a hammer. To cut, pushing or lightly striking the haft with the ball of your hand will always produce better results, with much less chance of chipping the blade. For professionals, these are highly recommended and among the best tools available: their service life and the edge that can be attained is unsurpassed. The irons have been very well sharpened, and despite too many such claims, really are delivered ready to use.

Kodogu Stich 1 Cut 1
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
3 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315101CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 1 straight
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Stich 3 Cut 3
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
6 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315142CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 3 extra shallow straight
Type "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Stich 9 Cut 9
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
9 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315200CartPrice € 39.00
12 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315201CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 9 deep straight
Type "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Stich 11 Cut 11
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
12 mm 4 - 6 mm
Code 315212CartPrice € 39.00
15 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315213CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 11 extra deep straight
Type "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut 11 Stich 11
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
6 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315300CartPrice € 39.00
9 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315302CartPrice € 39.00
12 mm 4 - 6 mm
Code 315303CartPrice € 39.00
15 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315304CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Incannel Gouge Sweep 11 extra deep straight
Typ "Soto Maru" (inside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut 5 gebogen Cut 5
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
6 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315380CartPrice € 39.00
9 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315382CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 5 medium shallow bent
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut 9 bent Cut 9
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
6 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315416CartPrice € 39.00
9 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315418CartPrice € 39.00
12 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315419CartPrice € 39.00
15 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315420CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 9 deep bent
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut 11 bent Cut 11
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
6 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315425CartPrice € 39.00
9 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315427CartPrice € 39.00
12 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315428CartPrice € 39.00
15 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315429CartPrice € 39.00
Carving Tool Sweep 11 extra deep bent
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut v60 bent Cut v60
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
3 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315441CartPrice € 39.00
6 mm 4 - 5 mm
Code 315443CartPrice € 49.00
9 mm 6 - 7 mm
Code 315445CartPrice € 49.00
V-Tool 60° bent
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut MA Cut MA
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
12 mm 5 - 6 mm
Code 315533CartPrice € 49.00
Carving Tool Mimi Agari
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 120 - 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
Kodogu Cut HB Cut HB
Width Shank Ø CodePrice
12 mm 5 - 7 mm
Code 315547CartPrice € 49.00
Hako Box Carving Tool
Typ "Uchi Maru" (outside bevel)
Total length 125 mm
Enlargement
Rear side
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