Okatsune Hedge Shears 175mm (7" ) blade

Code C3SKO217

Short model shrub shears with short wooden handles of 30 cm, and a medium-long razor-sharp blade of 175 mm. This short, lightweight model is ideal for topiary boxwood or the Japanese garden (o-karikomi), because you are close to the work. Also its ideal for pruning in tight spaces. This has the advantage that you can penetrate deeper into the crop, and cut faster with large surfaces. Okatsune shrub shears are the undisputed number 1 in Japan, the country where pruning has been elevated to an art form.

Our Price From £63.58 (Ex VAT)

Okatsune shrub shears are very user friendly, and a pleasure to use. You will notice that you can very accurately shape your hedge with ease. The handles of Japanese white oak are well-known to absorb vibration, therefore working with these shears will be a very pleasant experience. The combination of the 175 mm long blade, and the handles of 300 mm ensures a perfect balance, and sufficient strength that you need to easily cut the hedge, or prune the branches.

The blades of these Japanese shrub shears (Karikomi Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. This hardness ensures that the blades stay sharper for longer, and always make a clean and precise cut in the wood. However, soft metal in the core of the blade make the shears tough. This toughness makes sure that the cutting blade always fits well on the counter-blade and does not break, not even under heavy load.A leather sheath for the blade is included.

The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is hardly any maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after each use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. If you notice that the shears are cutting less well, you can grind them using the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).

Technical Specifications

Total length: 535 mm
Handle length: 300 mm
Blade length: 175 mm
Lightweight: 800 gr
Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Blade MaterialIzumo Yasugi steel

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