The leather knife I received is absolutely WONDERFUL! It cuts like a dream, and it holds its edge very well. I only need to occasionally gently sharpen it. The knife is a bit heavier than I expected, but that only adds to the feel of such a quality tool.
I've been wanting to add a set of timber chisels to my tool collection for a long work and finally purchased this set from Mr. Kuashige. When I received this I was very impressed with the overall quality of every one of the chisels, especially the steel. They are a mixed set of various blacksmiths. I think these were left over from other full sets that Mr. Kurashige put together into a complete set and marked it down as a "beginner's" set. I actually liked that fact it was a mixed set since it gave me a chance to experience the work of various blacksmiths. In the end it is the quality of the steel and workmanship that makes a good chisel, not whether they all look the same. If you can live with the chisels not all matching, then this set is a great value. I wouldn't consider this a beginner's set, but rather a mixed set of professional grade chisels being sold at a beginner's price and would recommend these to anyone. I will be looking at more "beginner's" set in the future since I had a good experience with this one. As an aside, Mr. Kurashige has slowly become my 'go to' source for quality Japanese tools. Many professional Japanese woodworking tool shops don't ship outside of Japan. Luckily, Mr. Kurashige has been kind enough to open his store to the world at large. Thank you for making your tools available to everyone.
I bought a couple of sashigane squares and they are perfect. I gave one away as a gift to a friend of mine and I used the other to mark a cabinet top I'm making. A very handy tool that I reccommend.
Shipping to Italy was very fast (delivery took about a week) and transaction was flowless.
I'm pretty happy and I think I'll buy more woodworking tools soon from this merchant.
Very useful for chisels and bits.
The "Z" saw got to me quickly and cuts the same. I only regret that I did not order extra blades with it to have on hand but the current blade should serve well for the foreseeable future.
I get my tools fast and easy in the mail at a reasonable prize
The Dovetail Chisels are beautiful. Ordered Thursday, Arrived Tuesday of a long weekend. Well wrapped in bubble wrap and the sports section of a Japanese newspaper. Caught up on the Sumo Wrestling results. Very happy with my purchase.
Cuts very very fast, leaves very even pattern, and does not seem to dish excessively. It is somewhat thirsty gettting started
Really awsome leather knifes I usually have to sharpen leather knife these where the first ones that I just stroped to get crazy sharp. I recomend Hidetsugu Hand Made Leather tools with blue steel another great product from kurashige thank you
I love my new ryoba the size is good and it cuts clean and fast. I recommend learning on a replaceable blade then step up to a hand made blade there is a big difference in cut speed and overall quality of cut
Very nice products delivered on time
#M136 Mixed set for beginner Bench chisels set by unknown smith バラ鑿合わせ 初心者におすすめ 追入組鑿作者不明
Everything simply perfect! Speed, reliability and quality. Thanks
Tanjosan Tsunesaburo Smoothing Plane (Kanna) with Tsubame steel 常三郎作 丹生山 仕上げ鉋 燕鋼 70mm
Much better than expected, very nice to use