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Superior Japanese Hand Tools for Woodworking, Kitchen, Gardening and Grooming

Kanna-Shijin (Blue Steel #1)

Blue Steel #1
70mm—2-3/4" (2-1/2"Cutting Edge)
Oi-masame White Oak Dai/Block*
Available Options
$276

*Oi-masame is our recommendation. Please let us know if you would like Masame.

We can accomodate any bedding angles for a Hira-ganna/smoothing plane. If it's steeper than 40 degrees, an additional charge will be required. Please ask for details.

The blade in the 1st picture is "Seiryu/Azure Dragon" and the other in the 2nd picture is "Suzaku/ Vermilion Bird"

"Shijin" is the Four Symbols (Chinese: 四象; pinyin: Sì Xiàng) are four mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations. They are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Turtle of the North. Each one of them represents a direction and a season, and each has its own individual characteristics and origins.