Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool
Japanese Nata Tool


Japanese Nata Tool

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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, our 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.

Japanese Nata Tool
• Vintage-inspired Japanese design
• 3CR13 stainless steel
• 12" easy-sharpen blade
• Full tang
• Hardwood handle with walnut finish
• Timeless copper accents

• 900D polyester construction
• Reinforced with heavy-duty rivets
• Copper-finished snap closure
• Metal belt clip

Items Included:
1 Japanese Nata Tool
1 900D Polyester Sheath

Japanese Nata Tool
• Heat-treated 3CR13 stainless steel
• Walnut

• 900D polyester
• Full-grain leather
• Copper rivets

21" x 4.75" x 2.25"
1.5 lbs


Country of Origin:
This product is proudly made in China. As a Certified B Corporation, we ensure that our commitment to safe, ethical, and sustainable practices is upheld by each company and artisan that touches our products worldwide, without exception.

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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.

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, waxed canvas may need to be re-waxed. To do so, use a wax conditioner and apply following the manufacturer's instructions.

Q: Why 900D Polyester?
A: 900D Polyester is water-resistant, resistant to bacteria, and very durable which makes it ideal for extended use in the outdoors.

Q: Can I store my Japanese Nata Tool outside for extended periods of time?
A: The Japanese Nata Tool is not meant to be stored outside for long periods of time. Extended exposure to wet conditions may cause rust and unnecessary wear and tear. We recommend storing your Nata Tool indoors after use to help it last as long as possible and to avoid the need to purchase a replacement.

1-Year Limited Warranty

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The Materials

Just two materials make up our 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.

Included sheath is made of 900D polyester with an interior liner. It weathers real-world use while protecting the blade from dulling. Stainless steel belt clip supports easy carrying and accessibility, while the strong handle strap restricts the blade from slipping or moving.

The Inspiration

The Nata Tool was inspired by an unassuming, multipurpose cleaver used in Japan for hundreds of years for pruning, trimming, splitting small pieces of wood, and other garden and forestry projects. Historically, the blade was sharpened only on the right side, so it could be used to prune branches at the stem or trunk of the tree. The simplicity and intentionality of the original design celebrates a long-lasting tradition of creating utilitarian tools that get the job done. No frills, no fuss.

The Design

Our design pays homage to the original tool with several unique elements exclusive to Barebones. After research and testing, we added a sharpened perpendicular end that a traditional Nata Tool does not have. This addition is incredibly useful for removing bark and shaving wood curls. We also lengthened the handle to allow for multiple grip types: choke up the grip for finer splitting and carving or grip near the end for a longer chipping swing. The result? A classic tool with modern functionality that meets our Woodsman Collection expectations.

Customer Reviews

Based on 129 reviews
H N.
Comfortable to use

The handle fits comfortably in my hand, has good weight distribution for the blade, chops easily.

Vernell W.
Product not included in package

I did not recieve this in the box. Though it was listed on the accompanying invoice.

Tanaya C.

Strong, sturdy, sharp, can’t wait to try it out more this spring. Shockingly impressed.

Charles H.W.
Light weight cutter

Does not cut as well as I had hoped. It works well on very small Limbs but does not work well on anything larger.

Charled R.
Very cool blade

Purchased this blade cause my wife wanted one for the zombie apocalypse. She’s ready