The SUSA 'kozuchi' is a hand-forged mini hammer with a 210mm white oak handle. It has a squared head with round edges and is made of drop forged high carbon steel. The small size and perfect balance make it an ideal DIY hammer, or when more forced is required from a small tool. The head is slightly set back to one side to assist with hard blows.
SUSA hammers 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.