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

Kinju

Available Options
$1082

 

-70mm—2-3/4" (2-1/2" cutting edge)

-Koban-shinku-yokai-shirogami-ichigo-tanrenko / Super White Steel

-Oi-masame White Oak Dai / Block*

*We recommend Oi-masame. Please let us know if you would like Masame.

We can accommodate any bedding angle for a Hira-ganna / Smoothing Plane. If it's steeper than 40 degrees, an additional charge will be required. Please contact us for more details.

 

Similar in its construction to the Tansaikaden Katsusaburo plane, what makes the Kinju plane distinct is the steel. For this plane, Tetsushinsai Horaku starts with White Steel #1.  Its high carbon content (higher than what is found in blue steel) and relative purity make it possible to forge the high quality super white steel (in Japanese it's called Koban-shinkuyokai-tanrenko).  This makes the Kinju ideal for fine smoothing operations.