SUWADA Ikenobo Scissors 321061

These Ikenobo scissors crafted in Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture, are designed for cutting fresh flowers and branches for ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).

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These SUWADA Ikenobo Scissors are designed for cutting fresh flowers and branches for ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and are crafted in Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture, a region historically associated with blacksmithing, notably for creating sharp tools, such as knives and scissors.
The blades of the scissors are placed at a small angle to enable a clean cut without the plant fibres being crushed. This allows flowers to absorb water well and stay alive for an extended period. For longevity and durability, they are formed from high-carbon Japanese steel with a thin coating applied 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 guidline, 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: L16.5 x W5 x H2 cm

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