Mentsukito Carving Knife - Wood Tamer
Mentsukito Carving Knife - Wood Tamer
Mentsukito Carving Knife - Wood Tamer
Mentsukito Carving Knife - Wood Tamer
Mentsukito Carving Knife - Wood Tamer

Mentsukito Carving Knife

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At almost 30cm long, 42mm wide, super slim, ultra sharp and with a fully laminated blade, the Mentsukitou is a roughing and shaping tool for carvers that is incredibly versatile. Used  with your own body weight it makes for a great carving axe alternative. Or with extra skill and care, it can also be used to facet the backs of spoon bowls and other carved items. 

The tool has been designed to be used vertically, with your body weight to drive the cutting edge down through the wood. Place your cut exactly where you want it, and then use your shoulder, chest or chin to carve away with accuracy and control.

Thanks to good grain reading skills, the Mentsukitou carving knife can also be used to split along grain lines for rough shaping. 

The Mentsukitou carving knife gives you the  power of an axe coupled with the control of a scalpels. Once you own one, it is a tool you won't want to be without.


Blade edge: High Carbon Steel
Handle: Hinoki with rattan wrap
Handle length: 125 mm
Blade width: 42 mm
Blade length: 155 mm
Overall length: 280 mm

Using the Mentsukitou (alias: The Menace) from Japanese Tools Australia on Vimeo.


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What a great company, recommended to me by Phoenix Creations and spot on in all departments. Ordering is simple and Chris called me to explain a possible reduction in cost for the same outcome, which reflects high quality service. Items for both my orders have been superbly packaged and delivered promptly. Thank you Wood Tamer.

Richard Edwards

I really recommend Wood Tamer for their friendly service, attention to quality and desire to ensure that their customers are happy and working well with their tools. They really went above and beyond to ensure I bought the right knives, even after I bought them. Excellent service!

Greg Liebel

I ordered a spoon carving set from the Wood Tamer and found the ordering process simple and the products were delivered to WA quickly. I found all the knives and the Axe to be sharp and ready use. Thanks for your service. I'll be using this service in the future again.

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