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04-09-2019 09:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel

I had the pleasure of having to travel to Tokyo for work last week. The work hours were long, but I found some time to scour up the interesting experience of Inoue-san’s tool shop. I understand that the shop has been there for over 100 years and is hosted by its 4th generation.

If you are a hand tool fan, and find yourself in the area, its definitely a destination.

Of all the hammers, chisels, planes, saws, marking, measuring, and un-nameable things to see, I came out with a very nice 210mm Ryoba, and 3 dovetail chisels (6,9,12mm).


My wealth hindered much more.

The chisels are stamped with “井上” ( Inoue) and are still waiting for their rings to be set.

GoogleMaps has some pictures inside the store and location

-- derek / oregon


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#1 posted 04-09-2019 09:37 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 09:44 PM

WOW how cool is that store,just to think of all the craftsman that have gone through that store in the last hundred years.i would be in serious trouble if i were to ever enter that shop.thanks for sharing this.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 04-23-2019 12:14 PM

Thanks for the post. I’m in Taito city in a few weeks time and will be visiting a few craftsmen etc. The shop looks like it will go on my itinerary….........................

I’ve got a few things – saws, chisels, planes in my eBay shopping cart at the moment, though I was looking to buy in Japan in they are better value. Can you remember what you paid for your saws and chisels.

-- Madburg WA

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#4 posted 04-23-2019 04:29 PM



I ve got a few things – saws, chisels, planes in my eBay shopping cart at the moment, though I was looking to buy in Japan in they are better value. Can you remember what you paid for your saws and chisels.

Madburg,
The chisels I purchased were each about ¥8400, the ryoba was ¥7600.

There is a large range of items. I recall a hand forged ryoba was priced at ¥25000.

-- derek / oregon

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 01:07 AM

Thanks Derek – that’s cheaper then the best of the Japanese tool stores here in Australia, though generally quite a bit more expensive than similar items on eBay. But I’ll have a visit. Thanks again.

Martin

-- Madburg WA

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