This pair of pruning secateurs are Japanese made. Supplied by specialist stockist Niwaki, bringing traditional Japanese household and garden ware items to the west. These carefully made products are designed to last a life time.
Drop-forged hand forged carbon steel secateurs for garden pruning, house plants and flowers. Lovely refined action, perfect for woodier stems in flower arrangements, as well as general garden pruning. Easy pruning all day long.
The chunky catch and slightly textured handles, along with the hard wearing carbon steel blade make these perfect for all day use.
Through regular use, Secateurs and Topiary Clippers can work a bit loose. Tightening them is straightforward but there’s a knack…
- Loosen the hexagonal nut (it’s a locking nut, so you don’t tighten it to tighten the play of the secateurs)
- Undo the bolt, clean the separate parts - a great opportunity to sharpen really well
- Rescrew the bolt, and tighten to what feels right. This is how you adjust the play, with the bolt, not the nut
- Put the locking nut back on
In theory it’s easy but in practice quite tricky, as the nut can seize up - be sure not to slip and scuff it (or your knuckles) with the spanner. If it seems too daunting, select the Sharpening Service and we’ll sort them out for you.
This Secateur is 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…
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, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).
- Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
- Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing
- 20.4 x 5.1 x 2 cm
- 55 cm blades
- Max cut Ø 1 cm
- KA-70 Carbon steel
- Includes Spare Spring
- Made in Sanjo, Japan
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