These hedge shears are a delight to use. With beautifully sharp blue paper steel blades and an easy action, they are the perfect tool for a long session trimming back hedging plants, heavily-foliaged screening plants and other growth with only light branches.
Hand-forged in Kyoto prefecture, these shears feature fully laminated blades that take and keep a phenomenal edge. These blades are curved slightly towards each other, such that their cutting surfaces mate cleanly through the cut.
When the shears are opened further than about 30 degrees, the blades lose contact from each other and a small amount of slack is felt in the handles. This slack dissipates and the blades reengage as the blades are closed again.
Careful maintenance of your shears is essential to getting quality use and a long life out of them. We recommend removing sap and other plant residues with an oil such as eucalyptus oil, and storing in a dry place. Wrapping with an oily rap or oiling before longer storage is also desirable.
Overall length 78cm
Handle length 50cm
Max useable blade length 17cm
Distance from points to pivot 21cm