Here's an excellent tool for women with small hands, weak hands, stiff/aging hands.
They are lighter and smaller than standard-sized secateurs - we trialed them in response to many requests from women for a tool that wasn't too large or heavy.
The blade is slimmer than a standard set of secateurs but thicker than a set of snips, which means a little less cutting strength but gives the ability to fit into tighter spots as you would with your snips.
Turns out they're also excellent for floristry work when you're cutting a mix of soft and woody stems (so you don't have to repeatedly change tools).
Works as a bit of an all-in-one if you don’t want to carry both secateurs and snips with you in the garden.
Same superior Japanese-style locking clasp at the bottom of the handles, but the spring is not as stiff nor is the spread as wide. Same smooth action and carefully shaped handles for easier grip.
Niwaki sharpening stones recommended for this model. Comes with a spare spring.
- KA70 carbon steel
- blade length: 1.9" (190mm)
- total length: 7.25" (185mm)
- total weight: 0.4 lbs (190g)
- made in Japan
- comes with spare spring