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Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
  1. Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
  2. Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
  1. Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
  2. Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers

Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
Japanese Shears

For when you need a bit of clip AND a bit of clout.

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Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers include the length and ‘clipability’ of Topiary Clippers combined with the strength of bypass Secateurs. Dream Team, or Jack of all trades? They’re absolutely perfect for cutting back and reshaping old box topiary (box wood, as you know is hard stuff - its timber was traditionally used for printing blocks) and occupy that lovely place where you need a bit of clip AND a bit of clout, but inevitably they’re not as smooth as Topiary Clippers, nor as strong as Secateurs. Also pretty much perfect for cutting back tough herbaceous stuff at the end of year - but do watch out for stones and such when you’re working at ground level.

More about the GR Pro range

Our GR Pro range is made by a small family business in Yamagata - 2nd generation Mr Kudo still puts in a full day’s work as he approaches 80, assisted by his wife and their two sons. Drop in for their favourite local food, niku soba ( meaty noodles) and a glass or two of sake.

Home and factory

Grinding the GR Pro Secateurs

The factory

Mr Kudo

Mrs Kudo

The gang

Mr Kudo

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Long Holster
  • 117g
  • 284 x 82mm
  • 3mm Leather
  • Made in China
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
Niwaki GR Pro Barracuda Clippers
  • 317g
  • 275 x 52 x 22mm
  • 110mm blades
  • Max cut Ø10mm
  • S58C Carbon steel
  • Vinyl Grip handles
  • Made in Japan
  • Includes Spare Spring
  • Stock Unavailable (estimated dispatch from 11 Aug)

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).

*Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

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 or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

*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