Mako is a wooden made profile gauge. Press Mako against the object to measure the shape, then trace the accurate shape on paper.
Lately more and more archeologists around the world use Mako as an essential archeology tool.

Mako’s wooden frames are made by Japanese excellent craftsmanship, which gives a nice warm texture and will fit in your hands.

The pins are very thin, about 0.5 mm. They are made of bamboo which is very flexible and soft so that they won’t scratch the objects.
Makos are ideal for examining the valuable objects before they are exhibited or stored.

Compared to metal profile contour gauges, Makos are much lightweight.Comfortable to use for long hours.
Last for many years because bamboo pins are very flexible and won’t break easily.

Makos are critical tools in Japanese archeology. Please add this excellent tool to your archeology tool box.

How to use Mako?

Push down the bamboo pins against the object. The pins slides down along the outline and copy the shape.
Then place Mako on a grid sheet and trace down the measured shape.
Without Mako, it is very time consuming to measure and copy the shape of an object by measuring a lot of points.
But with Mako, you can measure and copy the shape of the object quickly and accurately.


Outlines and cross-section measurements using Mako.

You can measure the outline and cross-section of the object.
※ There may be some objects that Mako can not measure. It depends on the object shape.

Types of MAKO



The name of parts

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