Once you get used to using Japanese saws, they become the saws you reach for first. However, your fine dozuki may not be the best choice for the more mundane tasks, such as docking hockey sticks, cutting garden stakes, or trimming lumber to length. This saw is ideal for those tasks.
One of the features that separates this saw from other Japanese carpentry saws is the 7/16" deep strip of high-speed steel — welded to a "normal" steel blank. The HSS provides a superior working hardness, higher wear resistance, and excellent toughness in the teeth.
With a 265mm long blade, it has just shy of 10" of crosscut teeth, at 14 teeth per inch. Handle is a comfortable but nondescript composite material.
Replacement blades available separately. Made in Japan.