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Re: Mike Brady - Phil Lowe's Chisels

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
David, in bench chisels I have used Iyoroi for about 15 years. I prefer Koyamaichi, which I have used for over 10 years. I have Kiyohisa parers, which are simply out of this world - sharpen easily and hold an edge so well. But of course they only get pushed, so the dynamics are different. I have just received a 1" Kiyohisa bench chisel, and will be using it in my current build soon.

I suspect that Warren will say that the Japanese steel may resemble that of the old blades he has, but Japanese chisels are different in regard to chisel design (e.g. blade thickness), and so a comparison here may be difficult.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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