Nisaku TAKENATA Stainless Steel Hatchet, 6.5-Inch Blade Limited Edition DSR-1K6NJP4165
- Made in Japan with the finest stainless steel, the Nisaku Stainless Steel Takenata is a fantastic gardening tool for removing shrubbery frequently in your garden without using much energy
- Designed with an ultra-sharp stainless steel blade and comfortable wood handle, this machete performs duties like clearing brush, removing trees and making trails
- Designed to perform with maximum durability that can be relied on for years
- Blade Size: 6.5 inches; Handle Size: wood, 5.75 inches; Weight: 7.4 oz.
- Made in Japan. Exclusively Distributed by Snow Joe, LLC
+ What is the proper form when using the Takenata?
The correct grip is essential to getting the most power out of your tool. Wrap your thumb and forefinger around opposite sides of the handle and squeeze them together slightly. Your other three fingers should sit lightly on the base of the handle. Relax your palm and swing from a high point in a downward direction, dropping your shoulder to increase momentum. When making contact with the material you intend to cut, slightly flick your wrist. This posture will help you safely use the Takenata and refrain from tiring more quickly or getting blisters from improper grip.
+ Why are stainless steel blades preferred for gardening, landscaping, home improvement, cooking and outdoor applications?
Nisaku Japanese stainless steel blades do not rust, chip or stain easily, making them ideal for moist and damp environments. This is due to the chromium content in the material. They also do not require any protective or non-stick coating, meaning there is less chance of contaminating food if used in the preparation of edibles. Stainless steel is also one of the most recyclable materials, which supports our mission to remain eco-friendly. But the biggest attraction to stainless steel tools is that they maintain their appearance for a very long time and do not require much maintenance or cause you to make repeat purchases every season due to rusting or dullness.
+ How do I care for the stainless steel blade?
While very resilient, stainless steel blades are not 100% rust proof – they are rust resistant, but may still be vulnerable to rust if improperly maintained.
Because every good gardener, chef, handyman and outdoorsman knows the significance of being prepared for just about anything, upkeep of stainless steel tools is important. Good maintenance can be done by thoroughly cleaning the blade and handle after every use. Wash your tools with warm water and soap, then dry thoroughly.
+ Will I need to sharpen the blade?
Nisaku Japanese stainless steel is very hard and comes properly sharpened on each tool to hold a superior edge for a very long time. While it is not usually necessary to sharpen the blade, it is possible with the right material.