Michihamono Wood Carving Tool 3mm Small Japanese Premium Flat Woodworking Chisel
This 3mm wood carving flat chisel with a rounded cutting edge is great for carving lines and cleaning up small, flat surfaces in your wood.
Michihamono manufactures this premium woodcarving tool with a fine 3mm broad cutting edge. This tool is made of high-speed steel, which has a high alloy content and is extremely strong and abrasion resistant. The long blade extends deep into the handle and may be adjusted after frequent sharpening reduces its length, extending the tool's life and providing you with many years of service. This tool features a durable cherry blossom wood handle that can be easily removed to adjust the blade while also holding the blade firmly in place along with the ferrule when carving wood.
For cleaning small corners and edges in your wood, use this flat chisel with a rounded cutting edge. With its 3mm broad blade, it can also be used to carve small details and decorative lines. Available in different blade sizes to carve wood depending on your needs (each sold separately).
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
- Blade Material: High Speed Steel
- Blade Width: 3mm
- Handle Material: Cherry Blossom Wood
- Handle Length: 110mm
- Full Length: 130mm
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.
Please note: The blade edge is sharp, keep out of the reach of children. Store without the blade contacting any hard surface to avoid dulling the cutting edge.
Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.
Please keep in mind that this quality wood carving tool features an extremely fine, detailed blade that should only be handled with great caution. Please follow the guidelines below to avoid breaking or bending the blade.
- This tool should not be struck with any object, such as a mallet when cutting wood,
- Do not attempt to remove large amounts of wood per stroke. Trim or shave only a small amount of wood from your project at a time using multiple small strokes,
- Do not use this tool to penetrate the wood any more than the thickness of the blade,
- Never use the blade of this tool as a lever to remove wood,
- Cutting strokes should be only vertical (i.e., up or down), with minimal pressure applied,
- Horizontal shearing force, in any axis, should never be applied.