Japanese Smoothing Planes
Japanese hand planes are called kanna. The plane body (the Japanese call this a Dia) are made from Japanese white oak. This very stable wood allows for a long life. The plane iron/blade or kanna-ba is made from Hitachi Aogami Blue Paper Steel No. 1. Blue paper steel keeps an edge much longer than your typical steels used for plane irons.
We are offering two sizes of smoothing planes. Japanese planes are typically identified by their blade width. We have a 55mm (2.16”) plane that measures 8-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 1-1/8”. The smaller 42mm (1.65”) plane, similar in size to a block plane is 6-1/2” x 2-1/4” x 1-1/8”.
You may have heard that Japanese planes are daunting to use at first, but these are not harder to setup than western style planes. The video from Adrian Preda will show you a step by step approach to Japanese plane setup and use.
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Country of Manufacture Japan UPC No Manual No