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Niwaki Garden Shears
  1. Niwaki Garden Shears
  2. Niwaki Garden Shears Long
  3. Niwaki Garden Shears Regular and Sheath
  4. Niwaki Garden Shears Long (sheath on)
  1. Niwaki Garden Shears
  2. Niwaki Garden Shears Long
  3. Niwaki Garden Shears Regular and Sheath
  4. Niwaki Garden Shears Long (sheath on)

Niwaki Garden Shears
Japanese Shears

Our default choice for all rounders. Simple, hard-wearing & sharp - great garden shears for hedges, shrubs and topiary.

More Information

The very best option for an all-round pair of garden shears - ideal for hedges, shrubs, box clipping and topiary. Hard wearing SK steel holds its edge and puts up with a bit of mistreatment here and there, while the white oak handles are the perfect length for everyday use, and have subtle but satisfying bulges half way down, offering a subliminal hotspot for where best to hold them for optimal balance.

NB. the Long Pair are not stronger than the Standard size. If anything they are weaker, with the longer handles under more stress. They are not loppers and should not be used for hard woody cuts, especially when fully stretched.

Tips

    Keep them clean, and keep them sharp. We say that about everything, but it’s never truer than with shears.

    • Clean with a Niwaki Crean Mate rust and sap eraser
    • Sharpen with a Niwaki #1000 grit stone
    • Protect with Niwaki Camellia Oil
    More about Niwaki Shears and Loppers

    Grinding and sharpening

    Niwaki Shears and Loppers are made in Sanjo in the same factory as the Nata, by a family business renowned for merging traditional blacksmithing methods with more efficient production techniques. It’s a busy place and there’s always something going on.

    Blacksmith

    Break time

    The Niwaki Shears

    Young blacksmith

    Delivering to US (Paying in USD) Edit

    LongFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    Long + Leather SheathFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    StandardFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    Standard + Leather SheathFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    Niwaki Garden Shears • Long
    • 951g
    • 753 x 185 x 26mm
    • 185mm blades
    • SK Steel
    • Japanese White Oak handles
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    • Includes Vinyl Sheath
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Niwaki Garden Shears • Standard
    • 726g
    • 561 x 145 x 26mm
    • 185mm blades
    • SK Steel
    • Japanese White Oak handles
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    • Includes Vinyl Sheath
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Shear Sheath • Standard
    • 123g
    • 280 x 72mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Delivery

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL, FedEx, or UPS, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.
    * Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

    Caring For Your Tools

    Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

    1. Correct Use:

    • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
    • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
    • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
    • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
    • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

    2. Keeping Them Clean:

    • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
    • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

    3. Keeping Them Sharp:

    New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).

    • Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
    • Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing
    My new best friend - bring on the summer!
    Charlie P
    Niwaki Garden Shears
    Essentials