The square head genno has rounded corners for strength, narrows slightly at the waist and is noted for its excellent directional stability.
The 115g (4oz) square gennou is a lovely light hammer with a long handle, ideal for delicate fine adjustments.
The polished faces are selectively hardened by quenching the head under a stream of flowing water, this gives durable working surfaces but leaves the middle of the head softer, which deadens the blow and kills vibration. The polished hachimaki bands around the faces are not a laminated layer but a traditional decorative touch that tidies up the appearance after polishing the faces.
- Weight: 115g
- Head: 60mm x 17mm x 15mm
- Overall Length: 300mm
- Handle: Japanese White Oak