There are 14 profiles and shapes in this series. These planes are designed and made under the Kakuri Corporation, beautifully constructed out of solid Ebony with a brass fixing screw for easy adjustment of the HSS blade. These planes are perfect for instrument making, box making and fine furniture to name just a few examples.
Profile: No1 Flat
Blade Width: 18 mm
Plane Length: 90 mm
Steel Hardness: 64 Rockwell
Use: Instrument making, Box making, Fine furniture
The mini planes are now being made in Hong Kong. The mini planes are also the only item that we sell that are not made in Japan.
They have been designed in Japan and they used to be made in Japan, but Japan had difficulty sourcing the ebony, which made the production of these planes unviable.
The company in Hong Kong has been making traditional Chinese wooden tools for around 35 years.
After the mini planes have been manufactured in Hong Kong, they are then firstly sent to Japan to withstand the Japanese Quality Control. They are also being packed in Japan, before they're being exported.
I am confident that these mini planes are of premium quality and the steel is VERY good. If you have any concerns regarding their quality, whatsoever, we would be more than happy to refund you 100% of the item plus postage paid.
As you might be aware, we only sell premium tools and would not have these mini planes in our assortment if we did not trust the quality.