These are a lightweight and extremely well-balanced pair of secateurs, made from one piece of steel, blade to handle, and are super sharp! All of which lessens repetitive strain for the professional gardener who is frequently using secateurs for long stretches of time. It also means that you never have to replace the blades - clean and sharpen regularly and they will last you a lifetime.
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. The red and yellow handles are easy to find if you put them down in the garden. But don't! You'll want to keep these safe and sound in your holster.
The high quality steel sharpens easily and holds an edge but is brittle and can be damaged through misuse; they are not meant for heavy hacking, cutting wire or opening paint cans!
Tobisho pruning tools are the crème de la crème in the Japanese gardening world. They are made in a small family-run factory in Yamagata, an area famous for the quality of its steel. All their tools are drop forged, with great attention to detail - they have incredible weight and balance and are such a pleasure to use!
Tobisho recommends sharpening with the Niwaki sharpening stones. Tobisho tools all come with a spare spring.
- Yasugi YCS-3 Carbon Steel, drop forged
- Total tool length: 8" (20cm)
- Total weight: 8.3 oz (235g)
- Use Niwaki Sharpening Stones for sharpening