When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you own a Kiwadachi, everything needs to be measured. Everything!
We think these are it. The Right Gear Kiwadachi tapes are made by Shinwa to JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) specifications, and it's hard to know where to start.
The Kiwadachi housing has a rubberised exterior finish and has not a single straight line or hard edge. It nestles in the hand beautifully, and the tightly wound tape keeps it small but with a nice weight.
The tape itself is 25mm-wide carbon steel with a white baked finish and protective nylon coating. It will give a standout of 2.2 to 2.4 metres.
The faces are easy to read with large whole digits and every 10cm increment picked out in red.
The reverse side of the tape reads vertically. The lock engages well and holds tight. The return mechanism is fast without being violent.
Great tapes, we like using them a lot - and hope you will too.