These secateurs are Japanese standard issue, where they're are 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 compost heap. Suitable for cuts of 10-15mm, depending on plant type and what you had for breakfast.
Made from SK85 Carbon Steel. Vinyl Grip handles.
Measures 7.9" x 1.8" x 0.8" (203 x 47 x 21mm). 55mm blades
Max cut Ø10mm
Made in Japan
Caring for Your Carbon Steel Tools:
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 cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts
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, especially if you’re box clipping. Use a sharpening stone to sharpen the blades every time you use them. Trust us, you will notice the difference.