SUWADA Bonsai Scissors 321001

Multi-purpose bonsai scissors ideal for shaping bonsai, crafted in Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture.

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The SUWADA Bonsai Scissors are crafted in Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture, a region historically associated with blacksmithing, notably for creating sharp tools, such as knives and scissors. Multi-purpose and ideal for shaping bonsai, these scissors are slightly smaller than Okubo Shears in the same range. This iteration is designed to be ergonomic and precise, fitting for trimming a bonsai’s thin branches, leaves and buds. The scissors are hand-forged, shaped and sharpened skilfully by the hands of craftspeople, without any automated processes. With longevity and durability in mind, they are crafted from high-carbon Japanese steel with a thin coating to prevent rust.

Wipe blades soon after use as sap can harden and be difficult to remove.
Moisture can lead to rust, make sure to wipe down the tool to be completely dry.
Oil the pivot point if there is any stiffness. Use the oil to remove the build up and wipe away.
As a general guideline, the thickness of the branch or stem being cut should be less than one third of the length of the blade.
Please do not twist the scissors if there is resistance, it will damage the blade.
If the scissors are going into storage over a long period of time, oil it and store in a dark place with no moisture.
There may be hammer marks on the scissors, this is not a fault but traces of the craftspersonship.

Size: L18 x W9.5 x H2 cm

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