Unusual Japanese Edge Tool - Tsuba Nomi
An unusual Japanese edge tool.
We are unsure of its specific use but it does bore a reasonable hole, please see close-up image.
Red oak handle with steel hoop.
The cutting edge is 1/8 inch wide double sided and double pointed.
91/16 inches overall length.
If you know what it is please feel free to let us know.
*One of customers has kindly let us know that this tool is very similar to a Japanese tsuba-nomi or sword guard chisel used to create pilot holes for nails or screws. The shaped bolster allows the use of a hammer to aid removal if the tool becomes wedged into the wood.