Samll Masakari Hatchet


Traditional Masakari-shaped hatchet. Used for small tasks, splitting kindling, or wood carving.

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What makes the Japanese Masakari Hatchet special:

  • Traditionally, this shape of axe was used for hewing logs, but this small masakari version can be excellently adapted for camping, preparing kindling (we do not recommend splitting larger logs)
  • When well-sharpened, it has unique advantages in wood carving – the hatchet can be held on the handle directly under the blade, making the controlled tool as precise as a carving chisel
  • Made according to deep forging traditions at the Yoshida-Hamono forge in Taku town, Japan
  • Lacquered oak wood handle
  • Carbon steel blade
  • Sold with a thin synthetic sheath
Samll Masakari Hatchet
Samll Masakari Hatchet

For maintenance and sharpening, we recommend:


  • Blade length: 105 mm
  • Total length: 340 mm
  • Weight: 850 g


We do not recommend splitting larger logs with this shape of hatchet. Due to the discontinuous blade shape, the breaking effect obtained when splitting logs can damage the tool and pose a danger to the user.

The handmade Japanese hatchet is characterized by an ergonomic design, smooth operation, and long-lasting sharpness. However, it is important to know that the hatchet is made of rust-prone steel, so proper maintenance is essential.

After use, we recommend cleaning the blade and applying vegetable oil, and storing the hatchet in a dry place. If rust or other deposits form, you can use products from our steel care kit.

Each hatchet is unique and may slightly differ in appearance from the one shown in the picture. The blade is hand-forged, and the handle is made of natural wood. So it may be slightly darker, lighter, or have other distinctive grain features. This in no way affects the quality but gives each tool more personality.

Yoshida Hamono LogoMade in Japan – Yoshida Hamono

Additional information

Weight 0.55 kg


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