Traditionally, Japanese sickles cut grass with the sickle of the right hand while holding the grass with the left hand. Takemoto Sickle Works is located in Ono City Japan and has a multi-generation history that goes back to before the war. The sickle shown here is called "Usugamaa" meaning thinner blade sickle. The blade is adjusted and tilted so when you are bending over and cutting near to the ground the blade can easily stay parallel to the ground.
Blacksmith: Takemoto Sickle Works Ltd.
Location: Ono City Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, Ni Mai
Edge Steel: White #2 (Shirogami #2)
Claadding: Soft Iron
Blade length: 165mm
Handle length: 330mm
Handle: Magnolia Wood
Sickle Type: Usugamaa meaning thinner blade sickle.