Tsunesaburo kanna (woodworking planes) are the most widely used plane in Japan. All models are well crafted and perform beautifully in use. The key difference between models lies in the steel used for the kanna blade:
1. Aogami #2 the entry level plane mainly used for soft wood. These kanna are the easiest to sharpen. 2. Aogami Super used for some hardwood but mainly soft. The steel is harder than Aogami #2 but slightly more difficult to re-sharpen. 3. HAP40 is the hardest of blade, intended for hardwood woodworking. These planes are also superior with softwood, but take the longest to re-sharpen.
- Tsunesaburo HAP40 Kanna (Woodworking Plane)
- 55mm HAP40 Powdered High Carbon Steel Blade
- Strongest metal used for hardwood woodworking
- Somewhat harder to sharpen
- 245 x 70mm White Oak Timber Base
- Crafted in Japan