75mm Kanna with Chip Breaker in Paulownia Box - Syuji Ohgata
This plane was handcrafted by Master Blacksmith Syuji Ohgata who apprenticed under Master Blacksmith Kengo Usui, a fourth-generation Japanese plane blade blacksmith. Mr. Ohgata opened his own shop...
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This is one of the more unique planes made by Blacksmith Syuji Ohgata. The Japanese White Oak dai (body)is riftsawn, and he has added an adjustable Bubinga sliding dovetail key to the underside to eliminate any splitting. The riftsawn White Oak gives more stability to the plane and also gives a unique appearance to the plane’s surface. The blade is made from the finest Blue Paper Steel hardened to HRC65
Now in his mid-eighties, Mr. Ohgata has been retired for over five years. We have purchased all of the remaining stock of his planes, so there is a finite amount of inventory.
Smoothing Plane is 11-3/8" long and 3-3/8" wide
Dai is made from Japanese White Oak
Blade is made from the finest Blue Paper Steel hardened to HRC65
Blade set at 40° angle
Adjustable Bubinga sliding dovetail key
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The Japanese Kanna or smoothing plane is a pull-style tool with a heavy-duty blade designed for efficiency and using the body to control and operate it.