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Niwaki Loppers

Forged Japanese loppers for thicker branches.

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Traditional Japanese lopping shears with big strong forged blades and stout oak handles. No messing about with squidgy shock absorbers - the oak handles take care of that - or adjustable, ratchet jiggery pokery, just the very pleasing action of properly forged carbon steel at work. Suitable for branches up to 2.5cm/1", although as some species are harder than others this is only a guide, and common sense should tell you when to stop… and cut bigger branches at a 45˚angle.

More about Niwaki Shears and Loppers

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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.

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$89.00

USD / Delivering to United States

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Niwaki Loppers
  • 1.123kg
  • 607 x 189 x 29mm
  • 80mm blades
  • Max cut Ø25mm
  • SK steel
  • Japanese White Oak handles
  • Made in Japan
  • Includes Vinyl Sheath
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Delivery

UK:

  • 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:

  • 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
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