Handcrafted from kashi (Japanese oak), these wooden mallets are only used with tools that have a metal ring at the end of the handle, like the Asagata, Fukagata and Soai Nomi. Using a mallet on tools with plain wooden handles can cause the handle to split and ruin the tool.
The distinctive "clack" as a mallet strikes the nomi handle is one of the most pleasant sounds in carving a wood block. These mallets are well balanced and have a hole in the handle for hanging.
The deluxe model has a wooden wedge inserted in the part of the handle that extends beyond the mallet head to ensure a tight fit, and the craftsmanship is generally superior.
*Currently out of stock. More should arrive in August/September, 2020. If you order one of these tools, it will be placed on backorder and shipped as soon as possible. You will not be charged until we ship it and there is no additional shipping charged on backorders shipped within the U.S. Thank you for your patience.