Last Orders for Christmas Delivery
Royal Mail 48: please order by midday, Tuesday 19th December.
DPD Next Day: please order by midday, Thursday 21st for next day delivery.
International Customers: please order by 9.00am Friday 15th December, but remember that customs delays at your end may hold things up.

Ladder Orders: please order by 9.00am Monday 18th December  

Office Hours. We close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December, and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January.

Thank you for your support this year - we hope you have a very good Christmas and an excellent New Year. 

Genno Hammer

Marumasu

Beautifully balanced octagonal Japanese hammer.

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Japanese hammers - genno or kanazuchi - are, just like so many tools from Japan, a bit different to their western siblings. For starters, they're beautiful, simple and elegant. These ones (but not all) have octagonal heads, with flat sides, so one can hammer from the side rather than just the face. One end of the head is flat, the other slightly convexed, for fine finishing. The handles are Japanese white oak (Quercus myrsinifolia - you should know that by now) and they're longer and thinner than one would expect, leading to a finely balanced hammer suitable for nailing and chiselling.

  • 14" long ( 36cm)
  • 300g head / 415g total
  • 450g head / 550g total
  • White oak handle

 

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