Daruma - Japanese Chisel Hammer 375g (Tonkachi)

Daruma - Japanese Chisel Hammer 375g (Tonkachi)

Brand: Tonkachi (Japan)

The term Daruma hammer takes its origin from the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (Japanese: Daruma) and from the traditional Japanese Daruma doll that was modelled on his plump physique. In any event, the rotundity seems to have played a role in labelling this tool. A Daruma hammer is nothing but a club hammer that is used mainly for chiselling work.

  • $62.00


Description

The term Daruma hammer takes its origin from the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (Japanese: Daruma) and from the traditional Japanese Daruma doll that was modelled on his plump physique. In any event, the rotundity seems to have played a role in labelling this tool. A Daruma hammer is nothing but a club hammer that is used mainly for chiselling work. Its large striking face ensures increased accuracy when striking chisels and other cutting tools, something your fingers will be endlessly grateful for.

The hammer is supplied with a handle made of white oak. Note that the hammer handles are fitted in the more humid climatic conditions of Japan. Our comparatively dryer climate can cause the wooden handle to shrink slightly and become loose. If this is the case, you need to refit the handle and possibly readjust the hammer head. The best way to do this is to knock the end of the handle onto a firm surface. Keep checking that the hammer head is at right angles to the handle and correct as necessary. Finally, drive the wedge at the top a bit further in with a hammer, if necessary. These hammers are hand-forged, so you may notice slight deviations in weight and dimensions.

  • One flat face, one slightly crowned
  • Long slim white oak handle
  • 375 grams

Made in Japan

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