Pairs well with...Okatsune Secateurs
Okatsune secateurs are what professional gardeners use in Japan.
The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25mm. Designed with a slightly longer handle for gardeners with a medium/large hand.
The blade has been grinded in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring which guarantees a smooth closing.
The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is hardly any maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. View our Sharpening Collection.
Okatsune's razor-sharp secateurs are uniquely forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel, which is traditionally being used for 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. In summary razor-sharp, simple and robust.
- Hitachi Yasugi high carbon steel
- Rockwell hardness 60.0-61.0
- Small No.101: 7" (18cm)
- Std No.103: 8" (20cm)
- Large No104: 8.25" (21cm)