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Japanese Billhooks

Japanese Billhooks

Ubiquitous in rural Japan, the Japanese nata is serious multi-purpose green woodworking tool.

Like many green woodworking tools they are comparatively ineffective on dry hardwoods but will sail through fresh green ash or sycamore beautifully with the ability to easily limb, or even fell, a small tree.

The combination of flat bevels (allowing shallow angle cuts) and a slightly cambered edge (giving more bite at steeper angles) makes the nata an incredibly versatile tool.

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  1. Kanenori Japanese Nata Billhook 180mm

    £69.50
    the Japanese nata is serious multi-purpose green woodworking tool. Like billhooks everywhere they are produced in a bewildering variety of shapes, but these were recommended to us as being the most suitable for making things (as opposed to agricultural and horticultural uses). Like many green woodworking tools they are relatively ineffective on dry hardwoods but will sail through green ash or sycamore beautifully....
  2. Kanenori Japanese Nata Billhook 135mm

    £59.50
    The Japanese nata is serious multi-purpose green woodworking tool. Like billhooks, nata are produced in a bewildering variety of shapes, but these were recommended to us as being....
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