Matsumura Blue Steel Dovetail Chisels, 5 In Wooden Box, From Japan Woodworker
This set of 5 dovetail chisels from Matsumura were made for working in hardwood with angles less than 90 degrees such as dovetails. Their unique feature is the 45 degree angle of the chiselâ€TMs side which makes it easier to cut into tight spots. These chisels are a hand forged lamination of high carbon blue â€œAogamiâ€ steel and soft iron. The maker Mr. Shigezo Matsumura continues the 100 year old family tradition of using only charcoal for its soft heat during forging and tempering. Each chisel is individually tempered to Rockwell C64-65. The handles are made from best quality Japanese White Oak with a hand forged hoop. This set features one each of 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", and 1" chisels. The set is shipped in an autographed Kiri wood box, sharpened, with instructions on how-to sharpen.