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.

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 137 reviews
Terry K.

I find the handle uncomfortable

Dr. G.B.
Epic Blade & Practical Art Piece

I appreciate any object that is beautiful in design and used as a functional tool. I will recommend this excellent tool piece to Everyone I know. Simply put a Brilliant piece of PRACTICAL ART 🙌🏻‼️

Rob F.
Handle came apart

First time I used it handle came loose first the copper/brass lanyard hole came out then handle came loose it could stand to be a little longer


Very handy! Light weight, super sharp. I've only used as early spring garden clean up tool. Not useful cutting back miscanthus but perfect for dried tops of banana and canna. I like it, i bought another as a gift for someone who will like use it more as machete or to split kindling so we will see how it holds up.

Griffin M.

My first one broke but I was able to get a warranty very fast.

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Barebones stands behind the quality of all of our products. Each item we make is meticulously thought out in-house by our team of passionate designers. We sell these products because we love them, we use them, and we want you to enjoy them too. They are meant to elevate your outdoor experience and withstand all normal rugged wear and tear.

We also consciously work with manufacturers that exceed our standards for excellence and safety. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order you are always welcome to use our 30 day return policy or let us know how we can make them better.

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