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Genno -  Japanese Hammers

Genno - Japanese Hammers

Genno - that’s what the Japanese call these hammers. We’ve devoted a whole page to them, not so much because of their function but rather because of their origin and unique character. Selective hardening of the striking surfaces means that part of the recoil energy is absorbed by the somewhat softer core of the steel. You feel you’re working more effectively, also because less of the recoil energy makes its way back to the wrist joint.

These square and octagonal hammer heads have one flat and one slightly convex striking face. Use one or the other face, depending on the job at hand. The flat face, for instance, is used for tapping chisels or for driving in nails close to the inside edge of a workpiece. The cheeks of the hammer head glide over the surface of the workpiece, so you can be sure that the striking face is exactly at right angles to it. This provides you with the best chance of knocking in small nails dead straight even in an inconvenient location. For setting nails you use the convex face of the hammer to minimise the risk of damaging the surrounding wooden surface.

In Japan, metal hammers are the tools of choice even for chiselling work; for optimal results here pick the 375 g hammer. Of course, your aim will have to be a bit better than with a wooden mallet. If aiming is not your strength, why not choose the Daruma, an impressive club hammer with a broad striking surface.

Genno - square head, round edges
Head weight Total length CodePrice
115 g 30 cm
Code 309700CartPrice € 23.00
225 g 33 cm
Code 309703CartPrice € 26.00
375 g 33 cm
Code 309705CartPrice € 32.00
570 g 36 cm
Code 309707CartPrice € 43.00
750 g 37 cm
Code 309709CartPrice € 52.00

Genno - octagonal head
Head weight Total length CodePrice
115 g 30 cm
Code 309717CartPrice € 23.00
225 g 33 cm
Code 309720CartPrice € 26.00
375 g 33 cm
Code 309722CartPrice € 32.00
570 g 36 cm
Code 309724CartPrice € 43.00
750 g 37 cm
Code 309726CartPrice € 52.00
Genno steel, copper plated, square head, round edges
Head weight Total length CodePrice
225 g 33 cm
Code 309710CartPrice € 32.00
375 g 33 cm Currently not in stock!
Code 309712Cart Price € 39.00


Genno steel, copper plated, octagonal head
Head weight Total length CodePrice
225 g 33 cm
Code 309727CartPrice € 32.00
375 g 33 cm Currently not in stock!
Code 309729Cart Price € 39.00
Sakikiri - Pin Hammer or Nail Hammer Enlargement and more information
Mainly used to drive nails.
Head weight Total length CodePrice
125 g 30 cm
Code 309741CartPrice € 25.00
275 g 33 cm
Code 309743CartPrice € 26.00
Daruma - Small Japanese Club Hammer

This small club hammer is just perfect for all smaller cutting, sculpting and chiselling jobs. The short shaft makes for excellent handling. One striking face is flat, the other slightly convex.

Head weight Total length CodePrice
225 g 21 cm
Code 309734CartPrice € 17.90
Daruma - Japanese Club Hammer

These club hammers have enough driving power for all cutting and chiselling jobs. The 375 g hammer is worth its weight in gold for working with chisels. One striking face is flat, the other slightly convex.

Head weight Total length CodePrice
375 g 33 cm
Code 309736CartPrice € 29.00
570 g 33 cm
Code 309738CartPrice € 38.00
Replacement Handles for Japanese hammers, made of white oak
For
hammer
weight
Dia-
meter
at side
of head
Length CodePrice
225 g 21 x 8 mm 330 mm
Code 309752CartPrice € 7.90
375 g 22 x 9 mm 330 mm
Code 309754CartPrice € 8.50
570 g 28 x 12 mm 330 mm
Code 309756CartPrice € 9.90
750 g 32 x 13 mm 360 mm
Code 309758CartPrice € 10.90
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