The rice knife (or “kama”) is a sickle shaped blade attached to a small wooden handle for cutting brush, vines, grasses and sprays. It’s a great tool for managing forest gardens because it allows for selective weeding, pruning and “chop and drop” mulching. The serrated blade is forged from reclaimed steel and heat treated using vegetable oil, and finally tempered in an oven. This results in a blade that’s hard, tough and durable.
A steel ferrule is installed for added durability, and the tang is pinned to the handle. The handle itself is made from re-purposed wooden handles. The longer handle allows for ease of cutting vegetation close to the ground without having to bend over as much.
The tool can be taken completely apart for repair by simply removing the pin.
The rice knife can come with different sized blades and handles. If you’re curious about this, contact me so we can determine what you need.
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