Shigemitsu Nata (hatchet) 210mm Carbon Steel Blade with sheath.
Shigefusa Family Tree (not from one family):
Wakabayashi Shigefusa (circa 1660) -------- Shigefusa (died in WWII)-Shigemasa-Shigeharu-Shigekatsu-Shigetsugu-Shigehiro-SHIGEMITSU-Shigenao-Shigenori-Shigenobu ***those each brand names had been used generations, for example, Shigefusa had been 19 generations, Shigehiro had been 4 generations****
It is used old Shigemitsu Nata, and it has one little over 1 inch crack on the one side of handle around the pin, but it is still tight, and I will squeeze in epoxy before shipped it out (fixing). It is single bevel edge (steel and iron laminated), and it has Hi (large V shape hollow ground) on the flat side of the blade. It should be very old hatchet, because around 1986, all of Shige family blacksmiths were gone. I sharpened and cleaned up, and it is still very nice condition which is better than the pictures, but please understand what it sells as is condition. Aizu Shigefusa is told that contemporary Japanese cutleries origin or father, especially carpentry cutlery such as Japanese plane, chisel, kiridashi, etc. His disciples have 鉄hige� on their trade name. However, Aizu Shigefusa family blacksmiths were gone around 1986.
The blade length: 213mm (8 3/8 inch) The total length of the knife: 435mm (17 1/8 inch) The spine width near by the heel: 6mm (1/4inch) The total weight of the knife: 1lb. 5oz. The width from the heel to the spine: 36mm The width from the tip to the spine: 43mm