Tsunesuburo Plane Blade Key Chain with Blacksmith Stamp
During a recent trip to Japan we visited with Akio Uozumi, a third-generation plane blade maker in the Tsunesaburo family of blacksmiths – the best known and most respected plane makers in Japan....
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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 this visit, Mr. Uozumi showed us plane blade key chains that he makes for gifts and mementoes. If owning Tsunesaburo working planes is your passion, then you won’t be able to do without this little gem. Only 2" long, 1" wide and 5/64" thick, it can be carried around utilizing the key chain lanyard. The image of a traditional blacksmith shown forging a blade is stamped into the face of the blade.