In the old days when machine tools weren't available, Japanese farmers used hand sickles to remove all the weeds in their field.
Takemoto Sickle Mfg's history goes back to 1912. Currently 4th genration carries the family tradition.
This sickle carries the regional traditional style of Banshu area where the manufacturer is located and is said to have been produced since around late 1860s.
This sickle is designed to use in a sitting position and hold it by right hand to cut grass above or just below the surface of the soil. It can also be used as a harvesting sickle.
As the blade is sharp, it is highly recommended you wear garden gloves and long thick fabric shirts & pants when you use. Please store it in a safe place, keeping out of reach from children.
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