The 42mm SANKA wooden mallet is a small, lightweight mallet, ideal for light tasks like adjusting kanna (plane) blades, or for tapping wooden pegs. It is made of Japanese white oak. The shape of the mallet references the famous 'uchide no kozuchi' or magic hammer from Japanese folklore.
SANKA mallets are sourced via KAKURI Corporation.
KAKURI Corporation is a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. It was established in 1946 and its philosophy is to promote "a rich life through tools." This philosophy is based on the understanding that making things is a rewarding and enriching experience, and KAKURI therefore produces high quality tools that can enable a creative manufacturing process. It aims to create harmony between people, skills and tools and produces a wide range of hand tools for people who enjoy DIY.
KAKURI is a member of SMITH SANJO JAPAN, a group of craftsmen in Sanjo with an enterprising and innovative spirit, who have inherited the traditions and heritage from their predecessors. Since Sanjo is known as a district where high quality blades, metal products and hand tools are produced, SMITH members aim to promote the skills handed down by craftsmen over generations.