A pair of mini shears for mini jobs. Great for tight spots and small scale topiary where you need a bit more control—and fab for grass edging. Nice red grippy rubber sleeves over the oak handles so nothing slips.
Niwaki Shears and Loppers are made in Sanjo by a family factory renowned for merging traditional blacksmithing methods with more efficient production techniques. It’s a busy place and there’s always something going on.
Made from SK Stainless Steel. Japanese White Oak handles.
Measures 14.6" x 5.6" x 1" (371 x 143 x 26mm). 125mm blades.
Includes Vinyl Sheath
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.