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Hashitsuki Nata
Japanese Billhook

Small Japanese woodland hatchet.

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A cracking little Nata for fine work when you need a bit more care and precision. The double bevelled, heavy weight blade has a squared tip to protect it against impact. Perfect for kindling, stake sharpening, bow and arrow making and general messing about in the woods. Comes with a flimsy vinyl sheath.

What’s a Nata? A Japanese woodland hatchet, a bit like a billhook. Everyone needs one.

More about Niwaki Nata

The Niwaki Natas are made in a larger factory, renowned for merging traditional blacksmith methods with more modern, efficient production techniques. It’s always hot, and it’s always loud.

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$64.00

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Hashitsuki Nata
  • 360g
  • 287 x 27 x 67mm
  • 120mm blades
  • Carbon Steel
  • Made in Japan
  • Includes Vinyl Sheath
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
Delivery

UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

  • Free delivery for orders over £100*
  • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
  • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

  • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
  • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
  • We use DHL, FedEx, or UPS, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

*Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.
* Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

Caring For Your Tools

Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

1. Correct Use:

  • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
  • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
  • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
  • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
  • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
  • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

2. Keeping Them Clean:

  • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
  • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

3. Keeping Them Sharp:

New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).

  • Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
  • Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing
A mini Nata, for when a big Nata is too big
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