The Mizuno Seisakujo Satsuma Japanese axe is a hand axe, great for daily use. The axes are made from the precise cutting tasks and not for blunt blows. Use the axes with a little bit of love and you will experience unparalleled speed and efficiency.
The head of the Mizuno Seisakujo Satsuma Japanese axe
The head is comprised of one layer of carbon steel. When you look at the axe head closely, you can see oil residue. This is a coating that was applied to protect it during transportation. This is the way it should be, and it will wear off by itself. The head of the axe is also enhanced with a couple of Japanese markings that look kind of mysterious. On both sides of the head you can find stripes. It looks remarkable, but it also has a special meaning. The seven stripes represent the eight mountains, only the eighth is not mentioned because it could bring you bad luck.
The handle of the Mizuno Seisakujo Satsuma Japanese axe
The handle is straight and made from Japanese white oak. Please note: the wooden handle has not been treated. To make sure the axe stays in great shape we recommend adding varnishing it.
Mizuno axes: the history
The Japanese axes from Mizuno Seisakujo are made by hand in Sanjo, Japan. Created because of the Japanese legend of Mizuno-san, the axes are enhanced with unique and traditional patterns from different regions in the country. Today the axes are made by Isao Mizuno and his sons. They stay true to the techniques from history when it comes to forging Japanese axes. You can tell when you look at the magnificent shape and finish of the axes.