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Niwaki Rattan Tsubo Secateurs
  1. Niwaki Rattan 180 Secateurs
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  1. Niwaki Rattan 180 Secateurs
  2. Niwaki Rattan 180 Secateurs • Open

Niwaki Rattan Tsubo Secateurs

A smaller secateur, hand wrapped with Wisteria rattan.

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Limited Edition secateurs in a smaller size, for slighter hands and lighter jobs - perfect for flowers and dead heading. Forged from S58C carbon steel, a premium, hard wearing steel that retains its edge well and sharpens easily. Handles are wrapped with Wisteria rattan, that not only looks amazing but also provides a natural, texture grip that feels great in the hand.

Limited production batches - so lead time can be lengthy - and they come served up in a Kiribako Paulownia wood box (yes - the one with the big leaves!) and make a most excellent gift.

As a natural material, rattan should be treated a step more carefully than our regular secateurs - not bashed about, not left out in the rain overnight (not a good idea, for any tools, incidentally…) and generally looked after. In particular, don’t fold the secateur lock catch inside the handle, or use with it half out, as this can wear and snag the rattan.

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$159.00

USD / Delivering to United States

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Niwaki Rattan Tsubo Secateurs
  • 195g
  • 186 x 48 x 20mm
  • Max cut Ø8mm
  • S58C Carbon steel
  • Wisteria Rattan handles
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • Includes Spare Spring
  • 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

Camellia Oil

Crean Mate

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

Niwaki Sharpening Stone • #1000 (best for general sharpening)

Twin Diamond File (for coarse sharpening and re-setting old blades)

Essentials