Beautifully designed secateurs (from the French word "cutter") that are beloved for general pruning in the garden. They are standard issue in Japan, where they're considered the every day, go-to choice for pruning.
The big chunky catch at the bottom has a crisp action that’s easy to use, even with cold wet hands or muddy gloves, and the spring is well secured and never accidentally pops out. As with all Japanese secateurs, these have a simple direct action, resulting in a very clean, efficient cut.
Yellow grips stand out in the garden, and are great for when they end up in the dirt, compost heap or scattered amongst your other tools. Suitable for cuts of 10 -15mm, depending on plant type and what you had for breakfast.
Please note: By law, we are not permitted to sell a knife or blade to any person under the age of 18. By placing an order for one of these items you are declaring that you are 18 years of age or over. These items must be used responsibly and appropriately.
Care: Most of Niwaki's sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things...
Correct Use: Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused. Do not twist or apply uneven pressure.
Keeping Them Clean: Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water. Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place.
Keeping Them Sharp:New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge. Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).