The blade is beveled on both sides and t he backside has a flat area for pounding. Perhaps the most versatile of all axes.It has been well used yet well loved and is from a period of quality craftsmanship which is seldom seen today. Weighing in at over 3 lb 7 oz and overall 27 3/4" long (70.5 cm) with a blade width of 5 3/8" (13.6 cm) It is still very sharp and, with the exception of an aged patina as well as some minor oxidation, it remains in very fine condition. A n excellent tool for chopping, splitting and carving.
Old world craftsmanship for the new world craftsman! A great collectible ax , still sharp and extremely functional. Built samurai tough of samurai steel to last generations! You'll love it , I guarantee it.........
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We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE (c.1890) HAND FORGED LAMINATED IRON MASAKARI ONO AX" is in sale since Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Axes, Hatchets". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.