Introducing the Ikeuchi Hamono Outdoor Hatchet - the perfect tool for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Crafted with precision and designed for durability, this hatchet is a must-have for anyone who values quality craftsmanship and reliable performance.
Whether you're camping, hiking, or simply tackling backyard projects, the Ikeuchi Hamono Outdoor Hatchet is built to handle it all. Its compact size and lightweight nature make it easy to carry and maneuver, while the well-balanced design ensures precise and efficient cutting every time.
The Ikeuchi Hamono Outdoor Hatchet with its thick kuro-uchi blade and distinctive green paracord knot handle is the epitome of rugged elegance, providing you with a reliable companion for all your outdoor adventures.
The yamanata, a type of nata tool unique to Japan, serves as the foundation for this remarkable hatchet. Resembling a small axe or hatchet, it excels at cutting and splitting wood, making it an indispensable tool for outdoor enthusiasts. Its versatile design also allows for effective clearing of brush and vines, akin to a machete.
At the heart of this exceptional hatchet is a traditional Japanese Shirogami steel. Meticulously forged using traditional Japanese techniques, the blade is made from high-quality carbon steel, ensuring exceptional strength and sharpness.
Its kuro-uchi finish not only adds a rustic charm, but also enhances the blade's resilience to corrosion and wear.
What truly sets this hatchet apart is its green paracord knot handle design. Carefully wrapped with premium paracord in an eye-catching green color, the handle provides a comfortable and secure grip even in wet or slippery conditions.
Fun fact: The paracord also serves as a versatile survival tool, as it can be unraveled and used for various emergencies in the great outdoors.
For added protection, the hatchet comes with a hand-shaped saya (knife sheath) made from magnolia wood, which is an optimal choice for safeguarding the high-carbon steel blade.
Blade shape: Hatchet, outdoor knife
Steel type: Shirogami, soft iron cladding
Blade construction: San-mai / Kuro-uchi & tsuchime
Hardness (HRC scale): 61-62
Overall length: 310mm (12.2")
Blade length: 180mm (7.1")
Blade height: 42mm (1.7")
Spine thickness: 5.6mm (0.22")
Weight: 415g (14.6 oz)
Handle length: 120mm (4.7")
Handle type / wood: Other / paracord handle wrap
Kanji on the blade:
Blacksmith: Ikeuchi Hamono
Location of the smithy: MIKI / Hyōgo Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
☝️ THIS KNIFE MAY DEVELOP PATINA
Knives made of carbon steels can, due to their low chromium (Cr) content, discolor and develop patina. The knife is the most sensitive when it is still new and a patina had not developed yet, but later, patina will protect the blade. These types of knives require a touch more care:
✔ Wipe it regularly with a clean and dry cloth (you can also do this during use).
✔ After use, rinse it with lukewarm water and wipe it dry.
✔ Coat it regularly with knife maintenance oil or plain refined sunflower oil.
✔ Store the knife by wrapping it in paper which will absorb moisture and protect the blade.
A patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of oxidized steel and protects it from further oxidation. The patina should not be confused with rust. Patina protects the blade, while rust causes corrosion and deterioration of material, so it should be removed (see Rust erasers).
→ For in-depth information about patina, read our dedicated post on patina.
GENERAL KNIFE CARE TIPS:
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️A knife is a tool intended for specific use: it’s not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc. Kitchen knives are meant for preparing food.
→ For more details, read our guide on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).
- United Kingdom - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia - shipping to Russia costs €40*. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
*or more, depending on the weight
DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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