In the bygone era of manual labor, Japanese farmers utilized hand sickles for eradicating weeds in their fields. Takemoto Sickle Manufacturing, established in 1912, is led by the fourth-generation proprietor and remains devoted to its traditional techniques. Remarkably, the speciality of this Scythe is that it is serrated on the reverse side ('Urame' in Japanese refers to reverse side and 'Nokogama' means serrated sickle). This novel design allows for sharpening of the front-side, akin to a regular scythe.
How do I use a Japanese Sickle?
This serrated grass sickle is designed to be used in a sitting position - hold it with your right hand to cut grass above or just below the surface of the soil. It can also be used as a harvesting sickle.
Japanese Sickle Safety
As the blade is sharp, we recommend you wear garden gloves and long sleeved, thick fabric shirts & pants when you use this Japanese sickle.
Please store it in a safe place, keeping out of reach of children.