Mizuno Kono Hand Axe Curved Burnt Kanto Oak Handle

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Japanese carbon tool steel axe with rustic finish and burnt oak handle. Comes with leather sheath.
Steel Type Carbon
Handle Burnt Kanto Oak
Head Height 70mm
Head Length 144mm
Overall Length 357mm
Handle Thickness 20mm
Sheath Leather
Weight 847g

These axes draw on the toolmaking lineage of heavily forested Niigata, hand made in Sanjo Niigata at the Mizuno Seisakujo works under the supervision of dentoukougeishi blacksmith Isao Mizuno. These are forged from tool steel core treated to offer both toughness and good edge formation. 

The middle weight Kono axe is a great hand axe for felling small trees and is wedgey enough to split small logs and trim kindling.

It is important to not these meant to be used against stones or with excessive force, while not excessively hardened, their edges are harder than many western axes and will not tolerate misuse. 

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