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The KAKURI 'Akagashi' Pruning Saw is a once-off collaboration with a master wood craftsman, who made a limited edition of red oak handles and sheaths for the saws. Each sheath has a leather belt loop to easily carry the sword around in the garden. The saw comes with a detachable, interchangeable blade and can therefore also be used with other Kakuri saw blades, including for woodworking. The saw comes in a 210mm and 240mm blade version, with different sized handles and sheaths to match the blade length.
Replacement blades can be purchased separately.
KAKURI Corporation is a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. It was established in 1946 and its philosophy is to promote "a rich life through tools." This philosophy is based on the understanding that making things is a rewarding and enriching experience, and KAKURI therefore produces high quality tools that can enable a creative manufacturing process. It aims to create harmony between people, skills and tools and produces a wide range of hand tools for people who enjoy DIY.
KAKURI is a member of SMITH SANJO JAPAN, a group of craftsmen in Sanjo with an enterprising and innovative spirit, who have inherited the traditions and heritage from their predecessors. Since Sanjo is known as a district where high quality blades, metal products and hand tools are produced, SMITH members aim to promote the skills handed down by craftsmen over generations.