Michihamono Large 12mm Woodcarving Tool Round Edge Straight Flat Carving Chisel, with High Speed Steel Blade, to Smooth & Carve Woodworking
This tool has a long, extendible blade that can be adjusted out from the handle after it has been worn down from sharpening far longer than competing tools. Excellent value for money.
This outstanding wood carving tool is designed with the woodcarver in mind! Made from high quality steel, the blade's size makes it an excellent choice for larger projects. Its sleek, wooden handle is easy to hold, allowing users to carve with ease. The compact and precise nature of this tool makes it great for woodblock carvings or relief carvings, with the large blade wide enough to remove large swathes of wood, or cutting long, precise cuts.
Handmade in Japan, by Michihamono, a renown wood carving tool maker, this tool features a high speed steel blade and Sakura wood handle, so you can be sure only the finest craftsmanship and materials went into the making of this excellent quality tool.
This essential tool's blade is not only durable, but its length can also be adjusted. As the tool is sharpened, the blade can be moved further along the handle. This makes the tool last for many years, making it excellent value for money.
To adjust the blade, simply remove the bolster gently from the handle with pliers or similar implements and pivot the top half of the handle on the hinge pin until the blade and shank is fully exposed. Remove the blade and shank from the handle by lifting it directly upwards, freeing the shank hook from the wood. Sharpen your blade on a suitable whet stone. Replace the blade into the handle channel either with the hook placed in the original hole it was unseated from, or move the blade to a higher position in the handle as the blade is ground down. Please note the blade should be moved up the handle in one centimetre increments to prevent too many anchor points in the wood being made, which may weaken it. The handle will compress the blade providing friction which should help keep it in place, adhesives or lubricants are not recommended as this may affect the functioning of the tool. To prevent hook deformation, excessive backwards pressure should not be exerted on the front of the blade, should the hook become deformed and no long hold the blade in place and cannot be corrected, please contact the manufacturer for a replacement. With proper use and care, this tool should still be able to perform after the blade has been worn down by a little under twice the amount that is exposed from the end of the bolster when first purchased.
- Handle length (not including bolster): 9cm
- Handle width (widest point): 1.5cm
- Handle width (narrowest point): 1.0cm
- Bolster length: 1.8cm
The background grid in the picture is in square millimetres.