Nomikatsu Bench Chisel 1-3/8"
Unique among the Japanese-style chisels, this blade is not a two-part lamination, but rather 100% high-speed steel. Traditionally, HSS is extremely tough and long wearing, but too coarse to take a really keen edge. This new steel, developed by Hitachi, is not only tough, but it also can be sharpened to a keen edge. It survived the test among the elite. This is an excellent chisel.