Tsukasa 210mm Hammer-marked Ken-nata w/ Rosewood Handle


Ordered in 2011 March, came in after 3.5 years of wait.

Tsukasa-san's sigunature WS#2, with Mild steel jigane, hammer-marked finish, rosewood handle with bolster, with Saya.

Altho named "Nata (mahcete)", this knife is, well I guess it's obvious, more intended for hunting related tasks, rather than forestry or splitting logs.

I have a Rentetsu version of the exact same knife, but since I do not hunt, I don't have much chance to use this knife. But I use my Nokaji-nata very frequently, sometimes everyday as I live around the bush, and it used to amaze me all the time, how durable the edge is (still does amaze me, but after many years of use, I am somewhat used to it's incredible edge retention.) The sharpness never seem to deteriorate. Even after half year or so of very rough use, hacking branches and thinner trees of maximum 6cm, there is usually not even a single tiny chip, just mildly dulled.

http://www.japan-tool.com/zc/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30_33&products_id=258 I don't know what Tsukasa-san is doing to his knives, but Tsukasa-san being one of the top Iwasaki students along with Shigefusa, he must know very very very well how to refine the carbides of the steel.

This is a very handsome knife, so of course it'll make a great collection piece, but ideally, it's best if you can actually put this knife to use and experience the crazy performance of a Tsukasa tool. Don't just do rolled newspaper or rope cut test, but get out there and use it rough. This knife will never disappoint you!

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 18 October, 2014.

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