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  1. Nijihiro Chisel • 3mm
  2. Nijihiro Chisel • 6mm
  3. Nijihiro Chisel • 9mm
  4. Nijihiro Chisel • 12mm
  5. Nijihiro Chisel • 15mm
  6. Nijihiro Chisel • 18mm
  7. Nijihiro Chisel • 24mm
  8. Nijihiro Chisel • 30mm
  9. Nijihiro Chisel • 30mm (back)
  10. Nijihiro Chisel • 36mm
  11. Nijihiro Chisel • 42mm
  12. Nijihiro Chisels Boxed Set
  1. Nijihiro Chisel • 3mm
  2. Nijihiro Chisel • 6mm
  3. Nijihiro Chisel • 9mm
  4. Nijihiro Chisel • 12mm
  5. Nijihiro Chisel • 15mm
  6. Nijihiro Chisel • 18mm
  7. Nijihiro Chisel • 24mm
  8. Nijihiro Chisel • 30mm
  9. Nijihiro Chisel • 30mm (back)
  10. Nijihiro Chisel • 36mm
  11. Nijihiro Chisel • 42mm
  12. Nijihiro Chisels Boxed Set

Nijihiro Chisels
Oire Nomi

Hand forged chisels by Imai san at Nijihiro, with White Paper Steel laminated to low carbon jigane steel and White Oak handles. The hoops are already set, so they’re ready for use straight away. Order individually or the entire set.

More Information

Hand forged chisels by Imai san at Nijihiro, with White Paper Steel laminated to low carbon jigane steel and White Oak handles (Quercus myrsinifolia). The hoops are already set, so they’re ready for use straight away. Order individually or the entire set.

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.

More about Nijihiro Chisels

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Second generation chisel maker Imai san has been working in the family business since leaving school at 18. He’s also a tournament-level Tai Chi enthusiast.

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Nijihiro Chisels • 3mm
  • 115g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 6mm
  • 125g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 9mm
  • 135g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 12mm
  • 145g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 15mm
  • 165g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • Unavailable (ETA 13 Dec)
Nijihiro Chisels • 18mm
  • 175g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 24mm
  • 205g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 30mm
  • 215g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 36mm
  • 245g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • 42mm
  • 265g
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Nijihiro Chisels • Boxed Set
  • 1.6kg
  • Shirogami White Paper steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • Unavailable (ETA 13 Dec)
Delivery

UK:

  • Free delivery for orders over £100*
  • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
  • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

*Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

Global:

  • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
  • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
  • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

*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
Essentials