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5/8" Damascus (Mokume Kitae) Cabinetmaker's Mortise Chisel - Tasai

Item #155828


Product Information:

Former Product Id: 05.303.63

Our Tasai 5/8? Damascus Cabinetmaker's Mortise Chisel is hand forged by master chisel maker Akio Tasai. He has developed a special high carbon blue steel ideal for cutting North American hard woods such as walnut and maple. He forge welds this steel, which forms the cutting edge, to a backing made of multiple layers of two different kinds of steel which are twisted to form the shank. Mr. Tasai then individually hand tempers each chisel to Rockwell c65. The handles are best quality Japanese Red Oak. These chisels are made to stand up to the heaviest work in any wood. Blade length is 3«?, and overall length is 10?.

 Mr. Tasai began his apprentice at age 12 and trained with master blade smiths and sword makers. He now has over 55 years of experience as a master blacksmith. Tasai chisels are highly valued and demand often exceeds supply.  Each chisel is sent razor sharp with instructions for maintain this edge.

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