The Satsuma Ono axe is a beautifully crafted tool available at an accessible price. The curved blade is perfect for chip carving and green carving, and great for around the garden. The cutting edge is forged from blue paper steel and laminated with iron to form the body. The white oak handle is tough but light, allowing the head to provide the heft and reducing the user's fatigue. Expect yours to render you many years of faithful service.