Unusual Japanese Edge Tool - Tsuba Nomi *SOLD*

Code: 2275a

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.

Shaped bolster.

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.

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