KAKURI 'Tanryu' Wood Chisels are high quality chisels available in eight (8) different sizes. 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.
Each chisel can be bought individually and is packaged in a hard wearing cloth pouch. To select a specific chisel, use the drop-down menu provided. The available sizes (blade width) are:
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.