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Yari Ganna (Yarri Kanna) - Japanese Spear Shaped Plane

You may be surprised to find this unusual looking tool among planes, as it does not at all resemble one. Because it looks like a sculpturing tool, you may even suspect that it might have been mistakenly included with the planes.

But in fact, it is a plane in its earliest form, and used in Japan since about 1000 A.D. You'd be amazed at the fine shavings that this tool can produce, in experienced hands and properly sharpened!

This is not simply a museum piece and of no practical use today. Many woodworkers have discovered the Yarri Kanna and consider it indispensable!

The furniture restorer can reduce inlays to the proper thickness without damaging adjacent surfaces. The sculptor can smooth the surfaces of his work without roughening the grain with sandpaper. This tool opens a wealth of possibilities for surface treatments for the artist and the designer, by filling the gap between the scrub plane and smoothing plane. Take a look at the instruction page of the Yarri Kanna.

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna
Made by Iyoroi
White Paper Steel
Total length 480 mm
Blade length 80 mm
Blade width 28 mm
Instructions
Code 313040CartPrice € 249.00


Small Yarri Kanna

Small Yarri Kanna

Small Yarri Kanna
Made by Iyoroi
White Paper Steel
Total length 220 mm
Blade length 60 mm
Instructions
Code 313042CartPrice € 89.00


Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel
Made by Master blacksmith Tasai in Sanjo, Niigata
Total length 495 mm
Blade length 105 mm
Blade width 24 mm
Rear view
Instructions
Currently not in stock!
Code 313093Cart Price € 289.00


Large two-handed Yarri Kanna with reverse bent blade
Blade made of Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna with reverse bent blade - Blade made of Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna with reverse bent blade
Blade made of Blue Steel

Made by Master blacksmith Tasai in Sanjo, Niigata
Total length 510 mm
Blade length 105 mm
Blade width 24 mm
Rear view
Detailed view from the side with underside up
Instructions
Currently not in stock!
Code 313094Cart Price € 329.00


Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade: White Steel, Jigane: Watetsu

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade: White Steel, Jigane: Watetsu

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade: White Steel, Jigane: Watetsu
Made by Master blacksmith Tasai in Sanjo, Niigata
Old iron used for Jigane, which is the softer layer is called "Watetsu"."Watetsu" often shows cracks in the surface which can be seen in the enlargement.
Total length 765 mm
Blade length 120 mm
Blade width 40 mm
Leather sheath included
View in full length
Instructions
Code 313090CartPrice € 699.00


Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel
Made by Master blacksmith Tasai in Sanjo, Niigata
Total length 765 mm
Blade length 120 mm
Blade width 40 mm
Leather sheath included
View in full length
Instructions
Code 313091CartPrice € 559.00


Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel

Large two-handed Yarri Kanna Blade Blue Steel
Made by Master blacksmith Tasai in Sanjo, Niigata
Smaller blade than Yari Ganna above
Total length 745 mm
Blade length 90 mm
Blade width 32 mm
Leather sheath included
View in full length
Instructions
Code 313092CartPrice € 459.00
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