Japanese Higashigata Bearded Hatchet

Japanese Higashigata Bearded Hatchet


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Small, bearded carving axe for carpenters and sculptors. For particularly detailed work, hold it right up at the top. The slender, straight shaft of white oak (Quercus myrsinifolia) supports a quality forged ductile steel head with a flat toe (the top of the head) and an exaggerated curve to the beard (the bottom) to give a longer edge, for precision work.

The small bearded axe made in Sanjo, Niigata has a lighter feel than Western versions, and has a beautifully balanced longer haft (the handle).

A small wedge in the eye of the axe can be hammered in if necessary to tighten the head onto the shaft.


Please note this item is only available for purchase in store. As our Japanese tools are handmade and take time to be produced to such high standards, please telephone before your visit to enquire about availability.


This item is not for sale to under 18 year olds. It must be used responsibly and appropriately.

Use as a felling axe, heavy duty axe, forestry axe or logging axe will invalidate your warranty.

Includes a black vinyl cover for the head.

Materials: Forged ductile steel, white oak
Blade L:11cm; edge L:cm; handle L:40cm
Head weight: 560g