Fujihiro brand chisels are hand forged by Chutaro Imai, a blacksmith who has been making chisels almost 50 years and is located in Sanjo City, Niigata prefecture. These bench chisels are forged with white steel laminated to soft iron. Hollow on the back of the blade is multiple. Any size between 12mm to 24mm are twin hollow, and size 30mm and above are triple hollow. These hollow grind on the chisel back facilitates flattening the cutting edge. It affords the skilled user a greater measure of control when cutting a mortise or using a wide chisel to pare a narrow surface. I recommend applying Camellia oil after use for maintenance. Both oil and chisel holders, canvas and leather are available for purchase separately. (Photo shows 48mm)
Overall length: 8.6″
Handle length: 4.5″
Length of neck to blade edge: 4.1″
Type of steel: White steel laminated to soft iron
Handle wood: Red oak
Demand sometimes exceeds available stock. And being high quality handmade tools, there is always a possibility that the chisel is on backorder. Shipments come once a month from Japan. You will be informed accordingly.