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Tsunesaburo 48mm Damascus Blue Paper Steel Smooth Plane - Akio Uozumi

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During a recent trip to Japan we visited with Akio Uozumi, a third-generation plane blade maker in the Tsunesaburo family – the best known and most respected plane makers in Japan. The family built a reputation on providing what customers want and need versus following the most traditional course. This dedication to the customer has resulted in their planes being embraced by a new generation of woodworkers in both Japan and the United States.

The family name is a combination of the word Tsune, meaning “always,” and Saburo, the name of the original maker, Akio’s grandfather, Mr. Saburo Uozumi.

During our visit, Mr. Akio Uozumi identified some of his most popular planes and a couple of brand-new planes, all planes we thought you would like.

We are the first to offer the newest Tsunesaburo Damascus Planes. Made from hot-forged, blue paper steel, they are not only beautiful, but so well made that they will last for a lifetime. Tsunesaburo embraces integrating the qualities Japanese sword steel (Tamahagane) and English steel. The resulting steel gives a very sharp edge that burnishes the wood’s surface. This plane comes in two versions: the 70mm kanna with an enveloped mouth – a very small opening designed for the finest shaving, and the 50mm kanna that has a standard opening. Both planes have a Japanese White Oak body.
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