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Japanese Pruning Shears

Japanese Pruning Shears, Bonsai Shears, Ikebana Shears, Trimming Shears, Leather Sheaths for Gardening Tools

Japanese garden in Berlin

Picture: Japanese garden in Berlin

Traditional Japanese tools are not stainless. The same thing is true today as in years gone by: the best tool blades are made of carbon steel, which simply is not stainless. However, it requires only a little care to keep them from getting rusty. Just dry them after use! From time to time they need to receive a smear of oil.

No blade will remain sharp for ever. To sharpen these tools, use our Japanese Waterstones. To cut branches of your garden trees we recommend Japanese pruning saws!

Bonsai Hasami Shears

Light type, length 180 mm
This is a traditional tool useful as garden, flower or Bonsai shear. Good for branches up to 8 mm thickness!

Currently not in stock!
Code 309901Cart Price € 19.95
Ohkubo Hasami Shears

Heavy type, length 180 mm. This is a traditional tool useful as garden, flower or Bonsai shear.
Good for branches up to 10 mm thickness!

Code 309900CartPrice € 19.95
Leather Sheath for Bonsai Hasami Shears

to carry on belt. Made of fine leather in Japan

Code 309937CartPrice € 22.50
"HIDEHISA" Ikebana Shears

Featuring top professional quality and durability, these shears are hand forged! They are not of laminated steel, but rather of YCS3-Steel, which permits them to be hardened to 63 HRC. The hardness provides a very sharp, long-lasting cutting edge, and the steel is strong enough to take years and years of daily use. It is so tough in fact, that the shears can be forged thinner than most others, and so weigh only 138 grams. These shears are designed for relatively heavy work on thicker branches and harder woods. More ...

Total length 165 mm
Blade length 40 mm

Code 309918CartPrice € 49.00
Satsuki Hasami Shears

Good for branches up to 5 mm thickness! Ideal for trimming buds and flower. Deep reaching due to long and narrow body. Very comfortable to use specially for poeple with small hands.

Length 180 mm

Code 309903CartPrice € 19.95
"HIDEHISA" Thinning Shears

These hand forged, professional-quality shears are not of laminated steel, but of YC3S-Steel, which permits the blades to be hardened to 63 on the HRC scale. The hardness provides a long-lasting razor edge, and the steel is tough enough to allow Hidehisa to forge a lighter, thinner body - only 155 g! Designed for flowers and small branches, these shears are also very well suited to harvesting fruits such as apples or wine grapes, anything up to a branch thickness of 5 mm! More ...

Total length 210 mm
Blade length 60 mm
These shears fit nicely in either leather sheath Code 309936 or 309938.

Code 309912CartPrice € 54.50
Leather Sheath for Satsuki Hasami Shears, Ikebana Shears, and Thinning Shears

to carry on belt

Code 309938CartPrice € 22.50
Pruning Shears - Professional grade

With metal stopper

Made of carbon steel and hardened to HRC 58 - 60
Brand: CRAL
Made in Sanjo, Japan
For branches up to 12 mm thickness!
Total length 200 mm
Blade length 50 mm
Suitable leather sheaths: code 309936 and 309938
Picture shears open

Code 309907CartPrice € 55.00


Extremely small pruning shears – professional grade

With metal catch

These delicate tree pruning shears are ideal for users with small hands. Made of carbon steel, they are carefully hardened to HRC 58 to 60. The handles are ground to an ultra-smooth finish and are a pleasure to hold. Each pair of shears in this series comes wrapped in a distinctive cloth that transforms it into an ideal gift.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
For branches up to 10 mm thick!
Total length 140 mm
Blade length 40 mm
Suitable leather sheath: code 309936
Shears shown open

Code 319960CartPrice € 95.00


Small pruning shears – professional grade

With metal catch

These pruning shears are also suited for people with small hands. Made of carbon steel, they are carefully hardened to HRC 58 to 60. The handles are ground to an ultra-smooth finish and are a pleasure to hold. Each pair of shears in this series comes wrapped in a distinctive cloth that transforms it into an ideal gift.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan.
For branches up to 12 mm thick!
Total length 165 mm
Blade length 47 mm
Suitable leather sheath: code 309936
Shears shown open

Code 319961CartPrice € 99.90


Small medium-sized pruning shears – professional grade

With metal catch

This is the smaller standard version. Made of carbon steel, these shears are carefully hardened to HRC 58 to 60. The handles are ground to an ultra-smooth finish and are a pleasure to hold. Each pair of shears in this series comes wrapped in a distinctive cloth that transforms it into an ideal gift.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
For branches up to 12 mm thick!
Total length 180 mm
Blade length 52 mm
Suitable leather sheaths: code 309936 and 309938
Shears shown open

Code 319962CartPrice € 109.00


Large medium-sized pruning shears – professional grade

With metal catch

Standard size for tree shears. Made of carbon steel, these shears are carefully hardened to HRC 58 to 60. The handles are ground to an ultra-smooth finish and are a pleasure to hold. Each pair of shears in this series comes wrapped in a distinctive cloth that transforms it into an ideal gift.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
For branches up to 12 mm thick!
Total length 200 mm
Blade length 57 mm
Suitable leather sheaths: code 309936 and 309938
Shears shown open

Code 319963CartPrice € 119.00


Large pruning shears – professional grade

With metal catch

These very large and hefty shears can also be used to cut thicker branches. Which is why they are better off in bigger hands. Made of carbon steel, they are carefully hardened to HRC 58 to 60. The handles are ground to an ultra-smooth finish and are a pleasure to hold. Each pair of shears in this series comes wrapped in a distinctive cloth that transforms it into an ideal gift.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
For branches up to 15 mm thick!
Total length 230 mm
Blade length 70 mm
Suitable leather sheath: code 309938
Shears shown open

Code 319964CartPrice € 129.00
Leather Sheath for Pruning Shears

to carry on belt

Code 309936CartPrice € 17.50
"HIDEHISA" Trimming Shears

These professional quality shears are not made of laminated steel, but hand-forged from YCS3-Steel. This steel allows the blades to be hardened to 63 HRC, but is tough enough to permit a relatively fine body that weighs in at only 285 g, and yet will stand up to daily use year in and year out. Unsurpassed for boxwwod trimming and for general pruning. If you work just once with these shears, you will never want to use any others! More ...

Total length 270 mm
Blade length 105 mm

Code 309921CartPrice € 129.00


Banshu Hamono trimming shears
with narrow shear blades

These traditional Japanese topiary shears with brass knuckle guard are suitable for any type of contouring cut on anything from box to holly. They can also be used to cut flowers or grass and even thinner branches up to 5 mm thick. The narrow shear blades made of carbon steel are NOT rustproof! A spring causes the shear blades to open automatically; the closed shear blades can be locked with a metal catch.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
Total length 255 mm
Blade length 115 mm
Each pair of shears is wrapped in a distinctive cloth.

Code 319967CartPrice € 175.00


Banshu Hamono trimming shears
with wide shear blades

These traditional Japanese topiary shears with brass knuckle guard are suitable for any type of contouring cut on anything from box to holly. They can also be used to cut flowers or grass and even thinner branches up to 5 mm thick. The wide shear blades made of carbon steel are NOT rustproof! A spring causes the shear blades to open automatically; the closed shear blades can be locked with a metal catch.

Made by Banshu Hamono in Ono, Japan
Total length 270 mm
Blade length 115 mm
Each pair of shears is wrapped in a distinctive cloth.

Code 319968CartPrice € 195.00


Banshu Hamono trimming shears
with curved shear blades and anvil blade

These traditional Japanese topiary shears with brass knuckle guard are suitable for any type of contouring cut on anything from box to holly. Designed as bypass shears – one shear blade and an anvil blade with a cutting angle of 75° instead of two shear blades – these trimming shears are very robust and will cope with branches up to 12 mm thick. The curved shear blade and the anvil blade of carbon steel are NOT rustproof! A spring causes the shear blades to open automatically; the closed shear blades can be locked with a metal catch.

Made by BANSHU HAMONO in Ono, Japan
Curved cutting edges
Total length 270 mm
Blade length 120 mm
Each pair of shears is wrapped in a distinctive cloth.

Code 319969CartPrice € 195.00
Small replacement spring for Japanese pruning and trimming shears

Fits shears code 309912 and others with similar size

Length 45 mm

Code 309922CartPrice € 3.50
Large replacement spring for Japanese pruning and trimming shears

Fits shears code 309921 and others with similar size

Length 55 mm

Code 309923CartPrice € 3.50
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