Japanese Sickle

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Japanese Sickle

 

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This Japanese sickle, or Kama, has proven more useful than I ever imagined.   It will happily cut small amounts of cover crop,  grain, or trim grass in tight areas where you might not want a weed whacker.   Harvesting bundles of lemon balm, mint or comfrey happens quickly with this one.   Works well for nettles, too.

The light duty is surprisingly light in hand and is best for immature grasses and weeds.

The medium weight is a good all-purpose and my own favorite.   Light enough for grass, but a bit thicker than the light blade if you need to whack something a little tougher, like a mature bull thistle.   What fun!

The medium weight also has a palm swell at the base of the handle for a better grip.

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Keep your sickle sharp with our compact combination sharpening stone.

  • High carbon steel laminated to a softer steel.   Hand forged.   Very sharp and ready to use.
  • Handle is made from Beech wood, and will take a nice coat of linseed oil.
  • Blade is 7″ Long.   Overall 15″
  • Blade Thickness:   3/32″
  • Weighs 6.9 oz
  • Made in Japan

Weight .40 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 9 × 1.5 in
Weight

Light, Medium, Heavy

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