Our restorer's bars have a cat's paw on one end used for nail pulling
and as a hammer; the other end has a wafer-thin pry tip ideal for easing
apart cabinets in repair work without marring the wood.
Until you have used them, it is difficult to appreciate their versatility.
Removing molding, separating miter joints in frames and easing off paint-seized
hardware are just a few more examples.
These traditional Japanese tools are as useful in smaller work as our
renovator's bars are for larger projects. The 8" long cat's paw with a
1-3/8" wide pry tip is easy to carry or store. The 12" one with a 1-1/2"
wide pry tip is for more serious work.
Just in case you were wondering, the loop on the shaft of the 12" size
is for attaching a cord or cable, since construction workers in Japan
must tether all their tools for safety reasons. Excellent tool value.