Baishinshi Carving Set
Exquisite set of seven gouges and chisels for woodworking, carving and whittling. From 3 to 9mm, straight, bevelled, rounded and v blades, hand forged in laminated aogami blue paper steel. Magnolia handles, in a beautiful Paulownia box.
Most Japanese woodworking uses softwoods (mostly cedar and cypress) and these chisels are not intended for use with harder timber, especially knotted or burred wood.
3mm rounded, 4.5mm v, 6mm rounded, 6mm straight, 6mm bevelled, 9mm shallow rounded, 9mm rounded,
Paulownia wood is the traditional choice for storage boxes in Japan, as it regulates humidity well, protecting the contents from damp. The trees are quick growing - they say that in the old days, a family would plant one when a daughter was born, and harvest it for timber to make her wardrobe when she left the house to marry.
Wipe the blades with Camellia Oil every so often to protect.
Baishinshi Carving Set
- 217 x 18 x 11mm
- Aogami Blue Paper Steel
- Magnolia handles
- Made in Japan
- Includes 7 Pcs
- In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)
- Free delivery for orders over £100*
- £4.00: Royal Mail tracked service - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-5 working days.
- £7.50: DHL, FedEx, or UPS tracked service typically delivered next working day by 6pm (excluding Sat/Sun and UK Bank Holidays) for orders received before 12pm GMT Mon–Fri (excluding UK Bank Holidays).
Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)
- Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
- Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
- We use DHL, FedEx, or UPS, and we’ll email you the tracking info.
*Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.
* Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.
Caring For Your Tools
Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…
1. Correct Use:
- Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
- Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
- Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
- Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
- Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
- Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts
2. Keeping Them Clean:
- Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
- Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place
3. Keeping Them Sharp:
New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).
- Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
- Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing