Just two materials make up the Nata Tool -3CR13 stainless steel and durable walnut. 3CR13 stainless steel is medium-grade steel with a hardness rating of 52, making it tough enough to cut through any malleable wood or plant material. Dense and shock resistant, walnut is a highly prized hardwood, perfect carved as a handle. The warm and rich color complements its steel counterpart to create a beautiful, timeless implement.
Clear brush, strip bark, plank wood, make kindling–all with one thoughtfully-crafted tool. Inspired by a traditional Japanese implement and constructed with heritage-quality materials, the Japanese Nata Tool unites versatile function and refined durability. The stainless steel machete-like blade and a solid steel core that extends through the length of the hardwood handle lend stability and greater swinging weight yet it still packs thin and light, making it an essential addition to any collection.
The included sheath is made of 900D polyester with an interior liner. It weathers real-world use while protecting the blade from dulling. A stainless steel belt clip supports easy carrying and accessibility, while the strong handle strap restricts the blade from slipping or moving. From Barebones Outdoor Products, it has a 2-year limited warranty.
- Overall: 21" long
- Handle: Walnut
- Overall Wt: 1 lb / 8 oz
For the blade: Apply a thin coat of protective oil after each use. Wipe clean of dirt, water, and fingerprints regularly. Use a medium to fine file to straighten out any larger dings or nicks in the blade. The edge can be honed with a medium sharpening disk or stone.
For the sheath: Waxed canvas should never be dry cleaned or machine washed. It can be cleaned carefully by hand. Brush off the loose dirt, rinse the surface with cold water, gently scrub with a brush, then let air dry. If stains persist, use mild bar soap or saddle soap. After cleaning, the waxed canvas may need to be re-waxed. To do so, use a wax conditioner and apply following the manufacturer's instructions.