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Mizuno Jigata Masakari Bearded Hatchet

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
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.