Watanabe Kiyoei is a very gentle person who looks more like a University
professor. His tools are as gentle looking and very handsome as the creator
himself. Very fluid in the line around the neck, and the back hollow meticulously
crafted. Kiyohisa specializes in White Steel #1, the toughest Japanese steel
to forge. WS#1's range of temperature when hardening is only about 5 degrees.
You go above or below and the hardness will dramatically decrease. You could
say Kiyohisa is the next generation Hidari Ichihiro. They are similar in
many aspects. The steel, the fineness of the finish, and overall aura you
feel from his tools. Since his tools are very reasonably priced, there are
many users who orders his tools repeatedly, thus there is a bit of a long
waiting list, half year to one year. He is a quite talented calligrapher as
well, so you can have your box signed and stamped by Watanabe-san himself.
His tools will be more expensive as his name spreads. Definitely one of my most
recommended White Steel #1 chisel brand.
Kiyohisa tools can be ordered by the piece as well. Bench, timber, slick, crank neck, kiridashi, etc. He basically makes everything but saws and hammer heads.
Multi back hollow Hon-tsuki nomi pair (24mm and 48mm )in box
This one was made for my personal use, but I won't be using it for a while, so I can sell if anyone needs it quick, for it will take one full year if it was to be ordred.
Hand ground black back hollow.