07 Jul. 2002|
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In your review you recommend against the Koyamaichi because of the handle - that it's uncomfortable to push the chisel because of the shape of the top of the handle and the hoop.
The hoop should be set farther into the K-I chisel allowing the butt of the chisel to mushroom over, keeping your hand from getting gouged by the edge of the hoop. I don't use Japanese chisels a lot but when I do use them, I use them the same way as I use western chisels - that is, I hit them with a wooden mallet rather than a steel hammer. Making a handle for a Japanese chisel is a bit different than making a handle for a western chisel but it's not difficult.
It does appear though that LV may be providing quite an intriguing chisel with the powdered metals.
I have a set of Japanese chisels and didn't like the handles for the same reasons so I made new handles for them.
Second, I intend to biuld a box to hold some chisels and I have been tossing around a few different design ideas in my head.
Mike, your work is always excellent, but handling a Japanese chisel is more work than a Western chisel no matter that you did it so well.
Making the new handles is not any more difficult than making handles for western socket chisels. I simply stated that the handles of the Veritas chisels were more comfortable when pushing, and that a buyer seeking an all round chisel would likely see this as important.