Japanese Long Handle Hanga To : Set of 5

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Regular price $150.65 SGD
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These Japanese woodcut knives are of professional grade.
The handle is made of cherry blossom and is hard and fits in your hand when you use it.
A set of high-speed steel carving knives recommended for professionals and serious students of the craft.

 Set of 5 contains:

- Hira To (Flat Chisel) 6mm 
- Sho To (Knife) 9mm 
- Maru To (U Gouge) 4.5mm 
- Maru To (U Gouge) 9mm 
- Sankaku To (V Gouge) 4.5mm 

Constructed as a fixed blade on handle, the steel is deeply embedded into the Cherry Wood handle enabling stability and sturdiness. The long handle enables flexible usage with wide array of griping techniques. It is also ideal for large scale, expressive Woodcuts.
The wooden handle can be shaved off as necessary to expose more blade as it became shorter after many years of active usage due to sharpening. 

The total length of these tools is about 8 inches, and the length of the blade (which is partially embedded in the handle) is 8cm (3 3/8”). Many artists cut down the handles so the tools fit comfortably in their hand. Measure from the web between the first finger and thumb to the top of the middle finger, and cut the tool to this length. If in doubt, cut long; you can always cut the handle shorter in the future.

Our Guarantee:
All tools are carefully and individually inspected upon arrival at our store by an experienced Printmaker with over a decade of professional experience.

Many professionals like to resharpen or reshape the blades to their own customization; however, these tools will come factory sharp and is perfectly ready to use as is.
We will ensure the cutting edge is good to go by making 1 singular test cut, without altering or compromising the maker's standard.

Each blade will be coated with a layer of Japanese Camelia Oil as rust prevention whilst in our property. It is the most effective way to protect your tools in humid Singapore, and we recommend you do the same with all your precision tools.

Sharpening:
It is recommended that all professionals and serious student of the craft learn the essential skill of honing and sharpening your knives. A regularly honed blade will not need major sharpening sessions that may be disruptive to your work, although these blades are made to be sharpened perfectly.

Every customer who bought professional knives from our store can opt to have their knives send back to us for sharpening at a nominal price. Send us an email at hello@drawingetc.com for enquiries. Do not send us blades you bought from other stores and manufacturers; they will be returned to you unsharpened.

Do note that most small blades must be sharpened free-handed, lead-time and price may vary depending on the condition and damage sustained.  It is also important to note that any knives that require rework, shall not be expected to look factory fresh, and we will only focus on sharpening, not overall beautifying and polish shine. Our artists will liaise with you personally before any work is done and will update you on the progress if necessary.