Walnut & Steel Japanese Hatchet with a Polyester Sheath
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This is a quality Japanese style Hatchet that has a solid Steel blade, Walnut handle, Copper accents with a Polyester sheath.
Each component of the nata hatchet is made of tough and sustainable materials, with a construction that provides longevity. Although stunning, this Japanese hatchet is built to handle some hard use.
Stainless Steel is extremely durable and infinitely, 100% recyclable. Now days, Stainless Steel products are made with up to 70% recycled materials, which reduces waste ending up in landfill. Using recycled scrap metal to produce new Stainless Steel products also reduces the resources and energy required during the production process as less of the product comes from newly mined materials.
Walnut is a renewable material, although the trees are slow growing. It’s a very strong type of wood and of course, biodegradable if left long enough and not crafted into a new item. If timber ends up in landfill or left in the environment, there aren’t any toxins for it to release, unlike when synthetic handles are used on similar Japanese style hatchets.
Polyester (used in the sheath) is a synthetic, petroleum-based material that takes hundreds of years to break down and while doing so, it causes micro-plastic pollution, however it is recyclable (depending on the capabilities of the recycling facility). The traditional manufacturing process for Polyester is harmful for the environment, although it is possible to produce some Polyester products from from recycled plastic, which reduces the resources required, especially in regards to the chemicals.