Drop-forged carbon steel secateurs for garden pruning, house plants and flowers. Refined action, perfect for woodier stems in flower arrangements, as well as general garden pruning.
The chunky catch and slightly textured handles, along with the hard wearing carbon steel blade make these perfect for all day use.
- 204 x 51 x 20mm
- 55mm blades
- Max cut Ø10mm
- KA-70 Carbon Steel
- Made in Sanjo, Japan
- Includes Spare Spring
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. Read care instructions below:
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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).
- Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks