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    Default Identifying maker of Japanese Chisels

    Any help with identifying the mark on a set of chisels would be appreciated.
    I am dispersing a workshop and am trying to set a value on this set of 10 which are in lovely (seem unused) condition.
    Possibly there is someone on the forum who can help with translation.
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    You can try google translate camera on your mobile phone.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l89ipulWLc

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom's shed View Post
    Any help with identifying the mark on a set of chisels would be appreciated.
    I am dispersing a workshop and am trying to set a value on this set of 10 which are in lovely (seem unused) condition.
    Possibly there is someone on the forum who can help with translation.
    Many thanks.20171110_153908(0).jpg
    The chisels are "Fujihiro" (二治弘). A search on the Internet found a few people selling them around in Japan (and japan-tool as well). I've seen two different claims to who exactly is the blacksmith though. If they came in a box that it a useful thing to show a photo of, because it identifies them more fully.

    The other word "touroku" (登録) just means "registered".

    Regards,
    Iain

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    Many thanks. Very handy app

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    Iain.
    Thank you for your quick reply. Unfortunately we cannot find a box so no further help from that direction.

    However, with your help I now believe they are the single hollow chisels with red oak handles seen online. All measurements are correct. Forged by Chutaro Imai.

    The chisels are on the wall in a specially made rack. They seem more like a decoration in my eyes considering they seem unused!
    Help much appreciated Iain.

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    If you are trying to maximise the value of the chisels, check if the hoops have been set. This is possibly the best indication of their use or not.

    Without a box, they may be worth much more individually than as a set.
    regards from Canada

    ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom's shed View Post
    Iain.
    Thank you for your quick reply. Unfortunately we cannot find a box so no further help from that direction.

    However, with your help I now believe they are the single hollow chisels with red oak handles seen online. All measurements are correct. Forged by Chutaro Imai.

    The chisels are on the wall in a specially made rack. They seem more like a decoration in my eyes considering they seem unused!
    Help much appreciated Iain.
    No problem. Iain

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    Let me know if/when you go to sell them along with any other japanese hand tools i'm in collection mode at the moment it's a darn hard habit to kick.

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