Winner of the Peoples Choice Award for Best New Product at the 2018 CanWest Horticultural Expo.
These secateurs are the industry standard in Japan - I like the simple design. They're extremely sharp and strong, and make clean cuts with a satisfying 'chunking' sound.
The locking mechanism (the clasp at the bottom of the handles) is very deliberate and easy to use, even with gloves on. The lock never accidentally engages like it did on my other secateurs - which drove me crazy! I only use the Okatsune now.
Red and white handles make them easy to find if you put them down in the garden. The handle and blade are forged from a single piece of steel so you need never replace the blades - clean and sharpen regularly and they’ll last you a lifetime.
Design works for lefties and righties.
All Okatsune secateurs come with a spare spring, although I haven’t needed mine yet and I’ve been using my secateurs for several years.
Sharpening - the Okatsune 400 grit sharpening stone is recommended.
small 7" - perfect for women with small hands
large 8.25” - for big hands, comparable size to felco 2
standard 8” - standard for everyone else
- Hitachi Yasugi high carbon steel
- Rockwell hardness 60.0-61.0
- No.1 choice in Japan for gardeners and landscapers