I didn’t have good chisel, and was looking for a secondhand set at “Yahoo Japan Auction”, just like “ebay”. And found this and won it.
9 chisels set from 3mm to 36mm, (0.1 inch to 1.4 inch) the guy said it was used by a professional carpenter, and yes, as far as I used it, they are good. (the point is I have never used good chisels before)
In Japanese chisels, planers or other hand tools, good one has the name of the maker, just like this.
I don’t know which name is famous or good at all, so doesn’t mean much, but at least better than “no name” ones.
The most “good” part of this was the way it was sharpen. I think they were sharpen by the original owner or the seller, he said he is a carpenter too, but they cut! I have never been able to sharpen mine that sharp with waterstones. They are just like razors, you can shave your hair of your arm. Now I am so much sure that I have lots and lots to learn about sharpening.
I think it’s really worth 5000 yen ($50) to spend, and good start of chisel set.
If anybody interested, you can click here. ””Yahoo auction category Chisels.
But you have to read Japanese!!! Ha ha!
No,no. If you really are interested, I can help you reading it.
-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/