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Niwaki Joppari Secateurs
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Niwaki Joppari Secateurs

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Remarkable secateurs forged in the Aomori style, where they are traditionally used for orchard pruning. The double spring/cushioning allows for non-stop, repetitive work - imagine winter pruning entire orchards, or indeed winter pollards, where one is cutting repeatedly for much of the day. Snug, compact size that feels great in the hand.

Old Yamakawa san treated us to a special batch, and they come in a hard wearing canvas pouch.

More about the maker


Yamakawa san started working for his father the day after he graduated from high school, and has been making secateurs ever since. His Yamagata factory is home to five stray cats, each fed on fresh sashimi!





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Niwaki Joppari Secateurs
  • 260g
  • 190 x 55 x 18mm
  • Max cut Ø15mm
  • KA-70 Carbon Steel
  • Made in Japan
  • Includes Spare Spring & Canvas Pouch
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
Single Holster • Large
  • 95g
  • 234 x 103 x 30mm
  • 3mm Leather
  • Made in China
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability

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