Japanese forestry knife/axe

length: 18 5/8"
blade: 11 1/8"
blade width: 1 5/8" maximum
grip: 7 1/2"
weight: 15.2 oz

Early 20th century Japanese brush-cutting forestry knive/axe. Traditional scarf-welded edge, chisel-grind sharpened and single-fullered on one side of the blade. 3/8" thick at the base of the spine. No, it's not a weapon, but it's a really interesting antique tool!