|KEY WORD : architecture / tools|
| A carpenter's
hammer with an iron head. It differs from the steel double faced hammer
*gennou 玄能, in that
one striking face has a flat, rectangular surface, and the other is sharply
tapered. The kanazuchi is used principally for driving nails and
clamps for pinioning. It is also used to flatten roofing and secure end
roof tiles. The pointed head is used to mask the position of a nail hole.
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