The KAKURI 'Tanryu' Wood Chisel Set is a high quality set of six (6) or eight (8) chisels with different blade dimensions. The blades are made from Hitachi blue paper steel, laminated with an outer softer steel to have a beautiful damascus finish. The handles are from Japanese Red Oak and include steel ferrules at the tips to ensure a long usage life.
The blade width of the six or eight chisels included in a set are:
- 9mm (set of 8 only)
- 15mm (set of 8 only)
The chisels are packed in individual cloth bags per chisel. Individual chisels can also be bought. If bought as a set of six or eight, the total price works out cheaper than buying chisels individually.
KAKURI Corporation is a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. It was established in 1946 and its philosophy is to promote "a rich life through tools." This philosophy is based on the understanding that making things is a rewarding and enriching experience, and KAKURI therefore produces high quality tools that can enable a creative manufacturing process. It aims to create harmony between people, skills and tools and produces a wide range of hand tools for people who enjoy DIY.
KAKURI is a member of SMITH SANJO JAPAN, a group of craftsmen in Sanjo with an enterprising and innovative spirit, who have inherited the traditions and heritage from their predecessors. Since Sanjo is known as a district where high quality blades, metal products and hand tools are produced, SMITH members aim to promote the skills handed down by craftsmen over generations.