3/8" Scabbard Chisel (Saya Nomi) - Kawasei
3/8" Scabbard Chisel or Saya Nomi are used for cutting the slot in the making of wooden scabbards for knives and swords. The blades are long and thin and are slightly flexible to allow precise control of the cut. They have a slight curve across the width of the blade and are sharpened...
Japanese saya chisel. I used this chisel to carve scabbards for Japanese swords.
Like all of my Japanese tools it performs beautifully, it is a pleasure to use and holds it's edge. Don't be concerned about the price it is worth every penny.