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Okatsune Pro Snips
  1. Okatsune Pro Snips

Okatsune Pro Snips
Mekiribasami

Reliable snips for precise, lighter pruning.

More Information

In Japan these heavy duty snips from Okatsune are used for pine pruning (some gardeners favour these, others opt for the round-handled Garden Scissors) but they're brilliant as a heavy duty pair of snips, for all sorts of detailed work where you need to get into tight spots (secateurs would be too clumsy) and make quite substantial cuts.

Visit the remarkable Adachi gardens in Japan and all the gardeners use these.

Tips

    For heavier wood, try to cut nearer the pivot, not at the tips.

    USD / Delivering to United States

    Okatsune Pro SnipsUnavailable (ETA 4 Oct): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Okatsune Pro Snips + Single Leather HolsterUnavailable (ETA 4 Oct): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Okatsune Pro Snips
    • 121g
    • 187 x 40 x 21mm
    • 46mm blades
    • Carbon steel
    • Made in Onomichi, Japan
    • Unavailable (ETA 4 Oct)
    Single Holster • Standard
    • 94g
    • 236 x 85 x 26mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • 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
    My wife is almost ecstatic with your snips
    David P
    Essentials