What you see here is a fantastic woodcarving chisel from Michihamono, a trusted Japanese brand. The sharp blade is made from high quality steel. The same piece of metal also produced the shank and bolster, which adds to the strength. Use this beautiful piece of handiwork to flawlessly smooth edges or remove larger chunks of wood. The tool is similar to a flat chisel, but offers a slight curve much like a U gouge.
At the other end of the tool is a sturdy wooden handle. The end of this durable handle features a metal hoop. This hoop helps give the carver maximum control, and it also serves to protect the hand from a mallet's strikes. Quality made in Japan.
(Please note there may be some play in the hoop.)
Handle length: 13cm
Entire length of tool: 23cm
Please note: The background grid in the picture is in square millimetres.