Tsunesaburo smoothing plane Maboroshi Blue 1 steel Easy maintenance blade 55mm
Tsunesaburo is one of the most famous woodworking molding plane brand in Japan. The blade part is made of Blue #1 steel which is the highest glade steel and made by hand hammer by craft-man. That is precisely and easy to work for knife making and furniture of wood working.
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Plane blade width 55mm, Cutting width 48mm, Total length 85mm / stand size: Total length 240mm, Width 69 mm, Height 30mm, 700 g
Core blade: Aogami Blue 1 steel ( carbon steel), Hand forged by craft-man.
*Easy maintenance blade finish model.
Base blade: soft iron
*stand Material: Quercus myrsinifolia (Japanese shirakashi wood), wood grain varies
*Note: size and weight, approx
*Made in Japan
*A brand new, Price is include a Kanna plane.
Easy maintenance blade Special Techniques of Tsunazaburo
The easy maintenance plane blade: unnecessary “ura dashi” kanna
Regular plane has legs called “ashi” on both sides.(left below: necessary “ura dashi” kanna) On the other hand, this easy maintenance plane blade doesn’t has legs but being processed as a large R-bending from the blade steel end point(Kaisaki) to the blade edge. Therefore, it’s only needed to whet back side of the blade even when the end of the blade is abraded.
Mr.Tsuenzaburo Uozumi, a first-generation plane blade maker studied under Mr. Fukuzaburo Kanna since he was a child and has mastered the secrets of process for making plane blade for 28years. He established the Tsunesaburo Plane Works Co., Ltd. in 1947. A third-generation of the Tsunesaburo family, Mr. Toru Uozumi who currently takes over a business crafts various type of plane according to the purpose of use utilizing both the traditional method and modern equipment. It provides excellent sharpness, high durability and usable from hard materials to softwood and laminated wood. The Tsunesaburo bland built a reputation all over the world especially woodworkers and craftsmen who make musical instruments.
Stable high quality
The plane is made from high class steel, mainly the finest blue steel, for core blade material and soft iron carbon steel for base blade material. The processes are all done by hand(called Koshiki tanzo). Controlling hardening and tempering, the key to make stable quality plane blade, is operated with not only depending on intuition of experienced craftmen, but using several thermometers.