A general purpose Japanese plane, bedded at 40 degrees (+/- 1) for best performance on moderate temperate hardwoods typically used for furniture like sycamore, cherry, beech etc.
The hand forged and ground 55mm wide iron has a cutting edge width of 48mm, it is a lamination of soft wrought iron and Hitachi Aogami No. 2 blue paper steel, recommended for its excellent edge holding and suitability for the timbers we typically encounter in the UK.
Blue No.2 is also remarkably consistent, so it forms a sensible reference experience if you decide to explore more expensive powder metallurgy or heritage steels at a later date.
- Dai sole dimensions: 245 x 70mm
- Blade width: 55m
- Edge width: 48mm
This is an excellent series of videos by Sumokun that explains the process of setting up a Kanna in English (watch the first video, then the third, then the second).