Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese old Axe Head from Hokkaido with the blacksmith's signature.

In Tools and Hardware > Axes and Hatchets > Show & Tell.
Smithersofst…'s loves3 of 3limited Edition Roadster.Original 1949 Dick Tracy Squad Car by MARX
3
Love it
0
Like it

blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
SmithersofstamfordSmithersofstamford loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    Zenpura
    (4 items)

    It is an old axe Head from Hokkaido, Japan. It made in the same way as Japanese sward smithing technique. The meaning of lines are for respect the nature. The 3 lines called "Miki" the meaning is Sake. The Miki was instead of actual Sake for voltive offering. The 4 lines called "Yoki" meanings are the soil, the water, the fire and the air, 4 elements. Moreover, the lines have talismanical value while they were working deep side of a mountain. The lines protected them from evil spirits. Old Japanese lumber jacks stand their axe against a tree and pray for the spirit before they cut down the tree because they respected the nature, feeling of awe and safety at work.

    logo
    Axes and Hatchets
    See all
    Vintage Miniature Childs Axe Hatchet Vintage Hand Tool
    Vintage Miniature Childs Axe Hatche...
    $32
    Axe - Hytest Forged Tools - Tasmanian Pattern - Iconic Australian Vintage Tool
    Axe - Hytest Forged Tools - Tasmani...
    $143
    Hytest Forged Tools 'O' - 5lb Tasmanian pattern Felling axe - Rare Vintage axe,
    Hytest Forged Tools 'O' - 5...
    $153
    Hytest Forester 5lb Tasmanian pattern Felling axe - Rare Vintage axe,
    Hytest Forester 5lb Tasmanian patte...
    $154
    logo
    Vintage Miniature Childs Axe Hatchet Vintage Hand Tool
    Vintage Miniature Childs Axe Hatche...
    $32
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.