This Kanenori Nata delivers exceptional performance and functionality. It’s of the koshi-nata style, so it’s perfect for chopping and splitting logs and bamboo, and chopping down or pruning small trees. It features a high-quality brass bolster and finger guard for added protection. The sleek, matte finish on the blade makes it a durable and aesthetically pleasing tool.
You’re sure to make clean and precise cuts with its single-beveled, high-grade carbon steel blade, which makes it ideal for smoothly stripping branches flush with the trunk when pruning. Its oak handle has been dyed with persimmon tannins, which gives it a luxurious dark color and makes it more durable and long-lasting.
Includes a sheath for safe and easy transport.
- Material: carbon steel / oak (handle)
- Overall length: 360mm
- Blade length: 180mm
- Weight: 595g
- Made in Japan
- James E.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agoBeautiful and Effective
I chose this Nata over others because of its traditional design and materials. Its carbon steel blade is more easily sharpened than stainless blades. The fit and finish of the materials are fine. The wooden handle is comfortable...but only if you wear light leather gloves (or something similar) for serious chopping. There is a deep groove in the handle to allow the disassembly of the axe as needed. The single bevel edge allows for both slicing and chopping, in the kitchen or out of doors. The heavy blade and the curve of the handle give a lot of force for chopping. A two-handed grip is possible. This is a good tool for trimming thin branches from brush and trees. It is also useful for debarking logs and for light planing of timbers.