Japanese Traditional Tools

Japanese tradesman are familiar with wood and woodworking tools from ancient times because the country was surrounded by rich forest which dominated 67% of country. The unique culture and skills of making woodworking tools originally arose in Japan n the fifth century and today we still use it to build houses and make furniture. Traditional Japanese woodworking tools have excellent cutting performance as they are developed by accumulated knowledge technology of worker’s experience and black smith’s forging skills.

Japanese Pull-stroke (hand) saws

Japanese hand saws are produced with a pull-stroke movement as opposed to the push-stroke movement of western handsaws. Pull-strokes are longer and more natural then push strokes and cause less friction and fatigue.

The blade does not jam which happens often with a push stroke handsaw.

A pull-saw takes less effort, makes a smoother, cleaner cut and has a thin kerf.

Japanese traditional chisels

Traditional Japanese chisels are made from a two-layered blade, which is very durable and easy to re-sharpen. The tools are mainly used by professional users, (craftsman) who restore historical buildings, castles, shrines, temples, etc. They are indispensable tools in maintaining Japanese culture, history and traditional work practices.

Miki-city area has a lot of “forging black smith” specialist who are the masters in making tools in the traditional way and who obtained their knowledge, skill and experience from their ancestors.

We are proud to introduce and supply these traditional Japanese tools with success all over the world.