Mitsukawa Juntaro Saiku Saw Set of 5

Brand: Mitsukawa (Japan)

Kanejun Inc.’s history of saw manufacturing and retailing spans 100 years and has been passed from father to son for three generations. The company forges each and every saw with passion and sincere craftsmanship while pursuing the ultimate cutting edge.

  • $446.00


Description

Kanejun Inc.’s history of saw manufacturing and retailing spans 100 years and has been passed from father to son for three generations. The company forges each and every saw with passion and sincere craftsmanship while pursuing the ultimate cutting edge. Heading the company is Daizo, the 3rd generation Mitsukawa Juntaro. After graduating from high school he apprenticed as a saw blacksmith and was appointed a government certified craftsman at the age of 38, the youngest in Japanese history. There is nothing like the perfectly balanced precision of a handmade Mitsukawa saw.

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Daizo Mitsukawa was born in 1961 and lives and works in Miki City, Hyogo Province. He is one of the younger saw smiths in Japan, and has taken over his father's smithy to carry the tradition into a new generation.

Alongside the saws he makes for everyday professional use in traditional crafts, he also makes a very high end line of saws that are almost completely forged by hand. These saws are used in the restoration of important and historic shrines and temples. Using a manufactured saw in this kind of work is seen as a mark of disrespect for the history and tradition of both the buildings and the master woodworkers who have worked on them through the centuries.

So these fine saws contribute to and are themselves an important part of the cultural heritage of Japan. Mitsukawa saws should not be used by beginners!

Mitsukawa's traditional small saws - Craftsman Series

This line of traditionally made and relatively small saws is designed for those working in very fine and small-scale woodcrafts. The saw blades are completely hardened and permit a very clean cut in many different applications on smaller projects. In order to more easily differentiate the saws designed to make various kinds of cuts, the handles are marked with symbols indicating their intended use. These saws are light as a feather, and aside from their high utility, are also a pleasure for both the eye and the hand.

Craftsman 5-Piece Saw Set

consisting of:

  • Kataba crosscut nr. 313531
  • Kataba ripcut nr. 313532
  • Kataba diagonalcut nr. 313533
  • Kugihiki nr. 313534
  • Mawashibiki nr. 313535
  • Blue canvas saw holder

 

Detailed description of the set:

Kataba Crosscut  nr. 313531

Blade length 170 mm
Blade thickness 0.35 mm
Blade width front 45 mm
Blade width near handle 36 mm
Tang thickness: up to 0.75 mm
Kerf 0.45 mm
Pitch 28 TPI (0.9 mm)

Kataba Ripcut nr. 313532

Blade length 170 mm
Blade thickness 0.35 mm
Blade width front 45 mm
Blade width near handle 36 mm
Tang thickness: up to 0.75 mm
Kerf 0.45 mm
Pitch 13 TPI (2 mm)

Kataba Diagonal cut nr. 313533

Blade length 170 mm
Blade thickness 0.35 mm
Blade width front 45 mm
Blade width near handle 36 mm
Tang thickness: up to 0.75 mm
Kerf 0.5 mm
Pitch 21 TPI (1.2 mm)

 

Kugihiki (Flush Cutting Saw) nr. 313534

Blade length 162 mm
Length of teeth row 135 mm
Blade thickness 0.35 mm
Blade width front 40 mm
Blade width near handle 36 mm
Tang thickness: bis 0.75 mm
Pitch 25 TPI (1.0 mm)

 

Mawashibiki (Keyhole Saw) nr. 313535

The blade is very delicate and can bend or break if used without due care, especially when working on thicker materials. The maximum material thickness we recommend is 10 mm. Leaves a fine finish.

Blade length 130 mm
Length of teeth row 75 mm
Blade thickness 0.5 mm
Blade width max 12 mm
Tang thickness: bis 0.9 mm
Kerf: 0.6 mm
Pitch 23 TPI (1.1 mm)

 

Proudly handmade in Japan

 

Shipping

Our warehouse is based in Nelson, New Zealand and all transactions are charged in New Zealand dollars. All shipping is charged at $NZD 8.90 non rural and $NZD 11 rural including GST for shipping anywhere within New Zealand excluding Great Barrier Island, Waiheke island, Chatham islands, d'Urville Island and Stewart Island.

All goods from a single order will be shipped together. If several orders have been made on the same day, by the same person, to the same delivery address, we will do our best to combine those orders into one shipment unless otherwise instructed.

Shipping is free of charge within New Zealand for all overs $199NZD excluding some Hikoki, Mafell, Tormek and Veto Pro Pac products. Free shipping is excluding Great Barrier Island, Chatham islands, d'Urville Island and Stewart Island.

Please contact us directly on sales@piranhatools.co.nz if you have any questions.

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