Kinari Nomi paring chisels from Fujikawa in Japan are used to shave off small amounts of material in joinery without using a hammer or mallet.
Kinari Nomi are used to shave off small amounts of material in joinery and are only pushed by hand (never use a mallet and never leverage chunks). These paring chisels are essentially made in the same way as Japanese chisels. The cutting edge is made of a hard steel which is forge welded to a softer stronger iron back. This method is grounded in tradition, and allows the use of very high quality steels in the smaller, artisanal, smithies which even today produce most high-quality Japanese chisels in their wide variety of forms and designs.
Based in Miki City, Hyogo and established in 1930, Fujikawa Manufacturing started out making only mortising chisels, which were held in high regard among door and window makers for their dependable, no-nonsense quality.
Fujikawa now offers a full line of specialised chisels such as paring chisels, premium hand finished chisels and surprisingly, a line of laminated and forged steel chisels. Using a specially selected Hitachi patent steel (YXR-7), these PM HSS chisels are without question, some of the toughest and most durable chisels available in the world today and are made for the most demanding tasks. However they still possess the core principles of a traditional Japanese chisel being relatively easy to sharpen with most conventional sharpening methods, something often missed by makers of similar, extreme duty edge tools.
Available in 3,6,12,18,21,24,30 and 36mm
- White oak handle
- Single hollow blade
- White steel
- Made in Japan
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