Saturday, December 28, 2019
�� Japanese Silky Nata Hatchet 9.5” - Test and Preview
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The Silky Nata 9.5" Hatchet is a Japanese blade which is rather distinguished and renowned!
Part Machete, Part Hatchet, Park Camp Knife!
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Price : $148.98
Weight : 2.11 lbs.
The Silky's Nata is part hatchet and part machete.
Blade length: 9.50 in
Overall length: 13.35 in
Blade material: SK-4 high carbon
Blade Thickness, mm : 5.7 mm
Handle material: Rubber, steel
Numerous Sizes : The Nata is available in four blade lengths: 150mm (5.9 inch), 180mm (7.0 inch), 210mm (8.3 inch) and 240mm (9.5 inch)
Two Versions : Single edge and Double edge. The Single Edge has a silver sheath.
Single Bevel VS Double : Which is better, that really is subjective and maybe in the future I will do a video more specifically about this topic.
I will say that the single bevel is more directed for right handed users so if you are left handed, the double version will be a better tool overall. -single ground (sharpened on one side only), for chopping off small branches, debarking trees and layering hedges
-double ground (sharpened on both sides), for splitting wood.
Silky came about in the early 1900’s; specifically around 1919.
Since then the company has earned a dedicated following with their saws, tools and blades.
The Silky Nata is a unique 'machete' from Japan. The double edge, mono-construction blade is made from a special alloy using traditional Japanese sword steel making methods and is designed to keep its edge longer, even with continual use. The non-slip rubber handle is designed to reduce impact on the hand by up to 60% making the Nata ideal for heavy duty applications. The blade is perfectly weighed to swing smoothly to ensure a very efficient cut. Ideal for de-limbing and clearing brush.
Comes complete with a hard plastic sheath and easy-release belt clip similar to all Silky saws. Excellent quality from Silky - nothing else on the market comes close to this 'machete' in terms of design and build.
The blades are made from a special alloy using traditional Japanese sword steel making methods and is designed to keep its edge longer, even with continual use.
The Genki rubber grip absorbs the shock, the vibrations are hardly transmitted to the hand or arm, making it ideal for heavy duty applications. The blade is perfectly weighted to swing smoothly to ensure a very efficient cut.
These blades are very popular in Japan and from what I understand are staple items with the Japanese Forestry Department.
Sheath : The sheath is okay. The blade rattles a bit inside but nice for quick access in the field. I wanted something for limbing trees or cleaning brush and this thing is perfect for that. It is easy in and out though.
I think it's more like a machete that can cut through thicker branches or a good multipurpose hatchet. If you needed to, you could split logs with it in a pinch but you would need to baton. Here's a video of Nata single bevel vs double bevel vs Ontario machete.