A sort of heavy cleaver used in Japan as a general purpose small forestry hatchet, for splitting firewood, limbing small trees, scraping bark, and pruning bushes. The blade is forged in the Japanese san mai manner, with a very hard high carbon steel edge laminated between softer more flexible layers, giving a good blend of edge retention and shock resistance. Excellent balance and an asymmetric bevel allow for brilliantly controlled cutting. With a Japanese oak handle and vinyl sheath. Between 36cm and 37cm in length, with a blade of about 14cm. By electing to purchase this item you are confirming that you are over the age of 18, and that we may if in any doubt contact you prior to dispatch in order to verify this.