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11-20-2015 08:05 PM

This is a nice, unused ryoba saw that happens to have unusually fine teeth, both rip and crosscut, for its length. I did make a couple test cuts with it, it is sharp and leaves a very nice surface, I would forego sanding or any other prep after using this saw. The surface it leaves is very nice. I bought this from Tomohito Iida of Iida tools in Japan. The smith was one of the Nakaya smiths, there are so many with that name, for whatever reason, but I cant remember which one. Nice saw in new condition. Of course all teeth are present, sharp and well set. It has been hand tensioned as you can see the hammer “ticks” on the blade left from the straightening process. Blade is perfectly straight. Nice saw. 80.00 The dark looking spot in the center of the blade in one pic is not rust, it is a yellow spot from the tempering process. The blade is completely rust free.

Finally, a couple of hammers called funate. That’s the style of head. Supposedly, they were used a lot by Japanese boat builders to set nails below the surface of the planking. Theyre also handy for getting into tight spaces. I know I love them, being a wooden boatbuilder myself, for clinching and setting roves. They work great for these operations. Also for forming the heads of rivets, which is basically the same thing. Both of these have each end hardened more so than the body or middle of the head. One, which I know is made my a guy named Fukashima, has a harder section welded onto the round striking surface. I do not know who made the second one with the white oak handle, it weighs 300 grams. The shorter handled one’s handle is made of hornbeam and it weighs 450 grams. 40.00 for either one

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