While similar in design to a common nail set, this 6″ double-ended Japanese nail set also features a 1-1/4″ set built into the striking end. This second shorter set is handy for setting nails in tight or awkward spaces. The long shank gives you excellent control no matter which end you use.
In a pinch this tool can also function as a punch, a drift pin, a tack hammer, or a small anvil. Both Lee Valley and the Japan Woodworker’s Catalog sell a similar forged-steel Japanese nail set for about $9.