I'd appreciate any thoughts or advice on a useful set of Japanese chisels for general cabinetry, finish carpentry or furniture work. I'm at the source and felt they would be a neat and useful souvenir, but really don't know what to look for.
Thanks in advance.
I got 2 "blue" chisels from Japan woodworker, 1/4 and 1/2 as they were the second highest rated in Fine Woodworking test. Boy, do they cut.
I had compared them with the LV Japanese chisel and LV indicated that their set was not to the same standard as the "blue". This was a couple of years ago and this may have changed.
The Japanese tool is shorter and I think easier to control in hand work. I had purchased them for completing dovetails.
Thank you guys. Those are the kind of reviews I was looking for. As I mentioned, there's probably no economy in buying them here, (they're sitting on the world's most expensive real estate) just an interesting and useful souvenir.
Peter in Tokyo.