The Jigata Masakari by Mizuno-san is an incredibly robust, heavy duty hatchet. This blade has one of the thickest bevels we've ever seen, making it ideal for hatchet splitting. The straight bevel also means you could do some wood-working or even bushcrafting with it, as you can slip your hand behind the beard for more control.
|Blade Material||S45C Carbon Steel|
|Steel Hardness||55-56 HRC|
|Handle Material||Burned Oak|
|Handle Length||14"/ 36cm|
|Head Weight||700g (1.5lb)|
|Total Weight||850g (1.87lbs)|
|Grind Style||Straight edge with chisel grind|
About Mizuno-san - Mizuno Seisakusho was founded in 1937 as a blacksmith factory that specialized in the forging of plane blades for woodworking. As traditional woodworking waned, they started forging more axes and hatchets, experimenting with different shapes and handles. The current owner, Isao Mizuno is a certified traditional craftsman in the region and crafts a wide array of hatchets and metal-working tools.