Japanese pull saw

Sunday, December 10, 2023 JST     


40th anniversary saw, Houo

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Message from our CEO

We celebrated our 40th company establishment anniversary.
We would like to express our gratitude for supporting us for years.
To mark our 40th anniversary, we made special anniversary model, Houo by Masaaki Tomosada.
Masaaki Tomosada

Special traditional saw made with latest technique and with great experience.

Houo means Fenghuang, the mythological bird in Asia. Metal spline and the handle area painted with Japanese lacquer. Feng is painted on the front side of the handle, and Huang is painted on the back using Makie technique. The blade is 240mm long and only 0.15mm thick. With our special technique, we were able to make extra thin blade. It comes with a saw wrap with Kyoto Nishijin fabric, and in a special frame for display. This masterpiece made with our latest technology and traditional technique.


Material: Special Carbon Tool Steel

Blade Length: 240mm

Blade Thickess: 0.15mm

Teeth Pitch: 1.0mm

Impulse Hardening

Special Surface Treatment

Back Metal

Material: Stainless Steel

Decoration: Japanese Lacquer


Material: Natural Beech

Maki-e: Feng on the front and Huang on the back

Front of the handle: Maki-e

Back of the handle: Maki-e

Metal Parts

Material: Stainless Steel

Decoration: Mirror Finish


Material: Special Carbon Tool Steel

Nickel Plating

Decoration: Mirror Finish

Saw Wrap

We chose Japanese traditional item, Nishijin fabric from Kyoto for the saw wrap.


Characteristics of the main body

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  • Dozuki extra fine
    • Dozuki wide type can cut materials up to 60mm thick. Tatebiki Noko Dozuki Style can make both crosscuts and rip cuts.
  • Replaceable blade
    • By changing the blade, have cutting quality of a brand new saw. Item number of replacement blade is marked on the lower right side.
  • Straight handle
    • Our saws with straight handles are mostly for indoor use. There are single edge saws and double edge saws.
  • Special surface treatment
    • Surface of the blade is coated with nickel, and it prevents rusting.
  • Laser marking
    • Item number of replacement blade is marked on the blade , identifying which blade to purchase. Details are permanently marked by laser.
  • Impulse hardening
    • The surface of the blade is super hard but inside is flexible. They are strong against fruction and they last longer.

Characteristics of teeth

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  • Extra thin blade
    • Our special 0.15mm extra thin blade has cutting width of 0.25mm. Ideal for intricate craft work. For experienced wood worker.
  • Crosscut blade
    • Crosscut saws cut wood fibers at certain width. If you use crosscut saw for making rip cut, you cannot make smooth and easy cuts.
  • Hijirime
    • Hijirime is making variation on the height of the teeth edges. It greatly improves cutting quality. Lower edges removes saw dust.
  • Teeth with sets
    • By putting sets on the teeth, it prevents the blade from being stuck in between the material.

Product specification

ClassificationArt. No.NameBlade LengthBlade ThicknessCutting WidthTeeth PitchJAN CodePrice
Main body33MASAAKI TOMOSADA Product HOUO240㎜0.15㎜0.23㎜ 1.0㎜4903524 400782200,000yen
Replacement BladeS-33Replacement Blade for
4903524 40079911,700yen
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