Okatsune’s range includes hedge shears, pruning snips, garden secateurs, thinning snips and fruit cutters as well as various Bonsai and Ikebana scissors available on special order, so there is something for all gardeners!
Okatsune’s razor-sharp shears are uniquely forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel, which is traditionally used for making the Katana swords used by the Samurai. Izumo Yasugi steel is characterised by a high carbon content and is forged by the best master blacksmiths of Japan, using an age-old technology. This process only takes place in the Izumo region, solely using Izumo iron sand. Tsuneichi Okano has managed to industrially produce superior shears that have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0 - unrivalled by other brands, through an innovative tempering process. This hardness ensures that the cutting edge remains sharp, slicing easily through wood, and the blades slide smoothly over each other to give an easier cutting action. Soft metal in the core of the blade preserves flexibility, so the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage. This perfection, and unique quality can be recognised by the ‘singing’ of the shears.
The range includes hedge shears, pruning snips, garden secateurs, thinning snips and fruit cutters as well as various Bonsai and Ikebana scissors available on special order, so there is something for all gardeners!
You will also find a fantastic selection of accessories, including holsters and whetstones, which will keep your tools sharp and in tip-top condition.
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