They are all very sharp. I wet ground them all on a 50 micron stone (both bevels and backs are flat). This set contains quite a variety: bench chisels, thick timber chisels, a timber framing slick, and a few unique mortising chisels.Back hollows are in great condition. The long slick chisel has a very rare hollowed back. Blacksmith signatures are present on nearly all tools. Work of many well know Japanese smiths are in there. Very tough steel on these old chisels since steel/iron hardens and stabilizes with time these are surely some of the most durable and trustworthy edges you can find. The cedar bench chisel box is lightweight but solidly built. It features spline joined mitered construction and a form fitting lid. Handle materials are white and red Japanese oak, and ebony (black handled bench chisels). Slick comes with exceptional figured true red oak handle (hon aka gashi) - Truly a tool masterpiece. 11 Bench chisels with beveled sides (oire nomi). 3 Thick timber chisels (atsu tataki nomi). 5 Timber Chisels - with straight sides (tataki nomi). 2 Mortising chisels (makoumachi nomi). 1 Double mortising chisel (nihon makoumachi nomi). 1 Extra long timber chisel (anaya nomi). 1 Framing slick chisel (ootsuki nomi).
1 Cross grain cutting chisel (juno nomi) (use with a slicing motion). Feel free to ask any question - big or small.The item "Set of 25 Japanese Wood Chisels, Bench & Timber Framing Tools Vintage Nomi" is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels". The seller is "coreefa" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.