Custom Japanese Planes

Custom Japanese Planes

A different type of cut.

We offer only the finest Japanese planes in all sizes and types. Each order is custom made, and lead times vary from 12 weeks to 48 weeks.We do not offer Japanese plane irons separately without a dai (sole), unless you show competency in making one. While appears to be simple, a dai requires special attention on each and every contact surface, constituting a project that we do not typically recommend for beginner woodworkers.

We typically recommend using our Zen-Wu tool steel, ZW-V1 or ZW-V2 as the cutting edge, laminated to a titanium alloy blade body for shock and vibration absorption. However, brass body is another popular option with great performance and aesthetics. 

On top of age old designs, many of our plane blades are equipped with a decorative honing guide for quickly create a 3° back micro bevel.

Our planes vary in price depending on the customization, and we keep the price as close to the production cost as possible. We generally recommend a Sun-Roku for your first plane and an all-around plane.




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