okatsune secateurs 103
Secateurs are one of the most important tools for the gardener and this pair from Okatsune is robust enough for a number of jobs around the garden. Capable of a maximum cut diameter of 25mm these secateurs are suitable for use on roses, shrubs, creepers and fruit trees, their bypass design helping to hook branches during pruning. The central v shaped spring allows for a smooth evenly distributed cutting motion and the solid locking mechanism at the base of the handles ensures these razor sharp pruners remain safely closed when not in use.
If you wish to keep your secateurs close to hand add the okatsune leather holster, this durable leather item includes a belt loop for attachment.
We recommend cleaning your secateurs after each use with a damp cloth and finishing with some camellia oil to prevent rusting. We also like our tools sharp so encourage sharpening regularly with a ceramic sharpening stone.
Okatsune is one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of gardening tools. Revered by horticulturalists and professional gardeners, Okatsune have been making cutting tools in Hiroshima for over 70 years. Okatsune use Izumo Yasugi steel, typically used for manufacturing ancient Japanese swords. The steel is tempered to a Rockwell Hardness of 60 to 61.
Dimensions: 5.5cm blade. Total length 20cm.