KAKURI Chisel Hammer 10.5 oz (300g) Japanese Woodworking Carpenter Hammer for Chisel, Plane, Nail, Heavy Duty Japanese Carbon Steel Octagonal Head Sivler, Made in JAPAN

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JAPANESE HAMMER WOODWORKING TOOL: It is a high-quality Japanese hammer ideal for adjusting planes, chiseling, and nailing. This Japanese woodworking tool is called genno hammer that can be used by beginners to a professional carpenter. DOUBLE FACED OCTAGON HEAD: A dual head supports your woodworking. One side is flat, and the other is slightly domed. When nailing, start to nail with a flat face and then striking it with a dome-shaped surface to finish it. By doing so, the surface of the wood is not damaged. Since it is a octagonal head, you can also use the sides of the head to nail in tight spaces. HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE WEDGE: As the wooden wedge and the iron wedge are driven in a cross, the head and handle are firmly fixed, making the hammer heavy-duty. All KAKURI brand products are manufactured in Japan and handcrafted by Japanese craftsmen. COMFORT WOOD HANDLE: The wooden handle is made of natural Japanese oak wood that fits comfortably in your hand. It has a hard, comfort surface finish that gives a feel. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Made in Japan / Size: 3.3×0.9×12.9 inches / Head weight: 300 g / Weight: 14.1 oz / Head thickness: 25 mm / Head: Japanese carbon steel / Handle: natural oak wood
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‎14.1 ounces

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‎12.9 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches

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‎Silver 300 g



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‎Alloy Steel

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#220,976 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #64 in Sledgehammers

Date First Available

June 20, 2021

10 reviews for KAKURI Chisel Hammer 10.5 oz (300g) Japanese Woodworking Carpenter Hammer for Chisel, Plane, Nail, Heavy Duty Japanese Carbon Steel Octagonal Head Sivler, Made in JAPAN

  1. Sacra Dash

    I was looking for a small hammer for hanging pictures and light household uses when this beauty appeared. It has a slender, smooth, unfinished wood handle that feels great to hold. I know that I’m not using this hammer for it’s intended function, which is fine woodworking, but it seems to fit my needs perfectly.The only con here is the price, which might seem pretty high for the function I’m using this hammer for. I can confidently overlook that, since I also value the craftsmanship of this tool.Recommended for many different uses.

  2. Tetsu Uma

    It’s no secret that I like Japanese hand tools and this KAKURI 300g (10.5oz) Chisel Hammer is no exception. The size and weight is just right for woodworking (I hate nailing brads or trying to chisel with a 16oz claw hammer) and putting a rounded face and a flat face on opposite sides of the head is genius. The 12 inch handle is long enough to generate some force but is a little narrow. I like the narrow handle, however, because it feels like I have more control.I gave it to the Japanese wife to look at and she commented that is looks like the hammers her father (a carpenter) used. I’ve stopped using western saws because the Japanese pull saws are so much better. I believe the KAKURI 300g Chisel Hammer will make another excellent addition to the tool box. I recommend it.

  3. Dipped in Ink

    This Japanese woodworking/carpentry hammer is a dream to use. I’m a tinkerer and love working on wood projects around the house, and this is a perfect size for most uses. The build quality is high even though the product is quite simple. It’s replaced my old hammer that came in a standard tool kit and feels like an upgrade.And hey, it looks quite beautiful as well.One side of the hammer is flat and the other is slightly domed. I’ve yet to fully get the hang of when to use which side, but I like the extra functionality.The only thing I’ll say critically is that the handle could be a bit more dense. It’s a bit imbalanced in the hand. But the wood is smooth and I have no fear of getting splinters.

  4. Just K

    I have a set of chisels by Kakuri and I love them. They are really great quality and I thought I’d get this hammer, too, when I had a chance. I am planning on purchasing their wood plane soon and this hammer will work with that.The tools are really excellently made. I haven’t used it with the chisels yet, but I did use it to nail in small nails in the wall. It’s very comfortable to hold, doesn’t mar the surrounding wall, and is a very sturdy, well-made tool.This is also recommended for use with the Kakuri Kanna planer, and that is next on my list.

  5. buddha-dog

    I got the 300 gram version, which is a little hefty for my purposes but still useful.The key difference on these is that it has a flat end and a rounded end. The flat end is good for driving nails, the rounded end is for the last stroke, to drive the nail head in without creating a big dimple. The rounded end is also for kigoroshi, which is pounding wood fibers on the face of a tenon or other joined surface to make it slide into the joint easier. Later, when the wood is wetted (possibly on purpose shortly after assembly) the grain will swell back toward its former size and lock in the joint. The rounding is required so the edges of the hammer head don’t break the wood fibers.Nicely made, the handle is I believe white oak and the head forged steel. Quality is plenty good enough for my purposes, but you can spend an awful lot more on one of these if you wanted to.

  6. SP3204SP3204

    Wow, love this hammer – perfect for crafts and light household use where precision and handling are important! I have the usual collection of nail pounders, ball peins and small sledges. But this hammer is a pleasure to use for hanging pictures, precision nailing with smaller nails and brads. As soon as I got it I put it to the test with a few projects and fell in love with it. I love the handcrafted feel that it has. Super smooth handle and it has a precision look to the head as well. What a great took for woodworking.

  7. David RocksDavid Rocks

    I love woodworking and also do some metal jewelry work with copper, brass, etc. I was attracted to this fine tool by the head having a slightly curved out face as well as one that is flush. The curve is quite subtle and I will mark the hammer with a Sharpie on the side of the flat face to easily distinguish between the two faces. The handle is made of oak and is not varnished nor is it oiled. The hammer has good hand feel and balance at 14.1 ounces (300 Grams). I liked the polished Japanese Steel head faces.This is made by a Japanese Company (Kakuri) with a tradition of handcrafting fine tools since 1946 in Japan. That accounts for the high price.I Recommend this KAKURI Chisel Hammer 300g, Japanese Woodworking Carpenter Hammer for Chisel, Plane, Nail, Heavy Duty Japanese Carbon Steel Octagonal Head Silver, Made in JAPAN. Sweet tool!I hope you’ve found the information and my review helpful.

  8. Valued Customer

    This is a very nicely made, precisely machined woodworking hammer. The handle is more slender than I’m used to, but it feels comfortable and precise in use. It’s got enough length and weight to really whack something if you need to, but it really shines for careful precision work. The convex head is a cool idea, and really does help drive a nail in to flush or sliiiiightly below flush without leaving a big dimple in the wood. This is really a joy to use, and should last a long time.

  9. Tyler Forge

    I don’t know what it is about this little hammer, but it’s become a favorite. I have a -lot- of hammers of various sizes for various things. This particular hammer is one of the smaller ones – good for furniture/trim/etc. but not for framing.This is just a really nice tool. It feels good and a relaxed easy swing puts nails in wood. That and the head shape is different – almost like a mini sledge that makes it outright cute. The flat face and the curved face are useful aspects. The faces are harder than anything I’ve hit with the hammer so far.

  10. Earth SpiritsEarth Spirits

    This is a traditional Japanese woodworking hammer made with quality and care as has been done for centuries. The quality and craftsmanship is excellent. The carbon steel head is a finely tuned mixture of ingredients to create a designed ratio of hardness and softness to yield the perfect striking tool for woodworking. The shape, size, weight and overall design of the head has so many uses. There are so many options on how to use the hammer. The rounded face lets you hit off angle and with larger swings. The flat face is for smaller strikes that need to be perpendicular at 90 making it perfect for striking a rounded surface like the head of a chisel. Even the sides of the hammer head are made for striking. They allow for use in tight spaces. The handle is made from a hard and more dense Japanese Oak variety. It has a wonderful feel to it. A wedge connection keeps the hammer head on the handle. At 14.1 oz it is the perfect weight for the tasks for which it was created. From starting and nailing finish nails, to chiseling, and adjusting planes, it is a finely crafted tool that any woodworker would appreciate.

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