okatsune 217 short handled shears
Okatsune 217 are a simply wonderful tool for gardeners and are much the same as the 205 model but this time with a shorter handle length. Whether you have a simple boundary hedge or elaborate topiary shapes these super strong and incredibly sharp steel blade shears are the perfect allrounder. Lightweight at 800g and well balanced with Japanese oak handles, these shears are suitable for detailed delicate work, such as cloud pruning, yet strong enough to handle the tougher jobs. Each cut is accompanied by a very satisfying snip sound.
We recommend cleaning your shears 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 iron sand, typically used for manufacturing ancient Japanese swords. The steel is temper to a Rockwell Hardness of 60 to 61.
Dimensions: 18cm blade, 30cm handle. Total length 48cm. Comes with a protective leather blade sheath.
Also available okatsune 205 long handled shears.