Japanese Chisel Hammer

I first encountered this hammer in the Ottoman episode (1703) and have been searching for four years trying to place it. When it showed up again at season's end 2007, I had to redouble my effort. I finally settled on this Genno—a Japanese chisel hammer. I'm not positive, but it seems to have the shape, the size, and the legacy, given Norm's adoption of several Japanese saws in the last few years.

Pictured are square head and octagonal head versions. I'm not sure which Norm has—the glimpses are fleeting.

Appearances: Episodes 1703, 1805, 1913

Last updated: 25 October 2007