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Mizuno Bakin Bearded Hatchet

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The Bakin hatchet by Mizuno san is a very unique blade. While the edge is sharpened like a carpenter's axe, the cheeks taper inwards behind the bevel. This keeps the axe very thin, making it an incredible bushcrafting and carving tool, as well as a small felling hatchet.

Blade Material S45C Carbon Steel
Steel Hardness 55-56 HRC
Handle Material Burned Oak
Handle Length 14"/ 36cm
Head Weight
600g (1.32lbs)
Total Weight
750g (1.65lbs)
Grind Style Straight edge with chisel grind
Made in Japan

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.