You're looking at a top-notch woodcarving chisel from Michihamono, a popular Japanese woodcarving brand. This shortbent U gouge tool is excellent for carving deep pits or grooves into the wood. Use the small but sharp blade to access hard to reach places. The bolster and shank are forged from the same high quality piece of steel, which means this tool is incredibly strong, and recommended for heavy duty carvers.
The hard wood handle is also durable, and assists the chisel in many ways. The end of the handle is wide with a metal ring encircling it. This hoop offers the tool a high amount of control. The wide edge also protects the user's hands from the mallet's blows. 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.