Japanese gardeners and small farmers use these to cut grass and rice and they're very handy around the garden for weed control. Many of our blacksmiths got their start making these tools and they still produce them for gardeners and small farmers. These handy and interesting tools are used for weeding and harvesting small plots of rice and grass. Japanese farmers don't pay a lot for these tools so they're inexpensive and at minimum make great conversation pieces. The one you see here is made with Blue #2 carbon steel and the blade is about 120mm in blade length.