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Niwaki Sharpening Tools Bundle

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It doesn’t matter how good your secateurs and shears are - if they’re blunt, they’re useless. Sharpen little and often, and learn to take pride and pleasure in it. Become familiar with your whetstone, don’t think of it as a chore - and certainly don’t get some one else to do it for you!

This little bundle is all you need to get started. The #1000 Stone is perfect for every day sharpening, while the Twin Diamond File is coarser, and can put a new edge on old, damaged blades. The Crean Mate removes rust, sap and grime, and the Camellia Oil, which we chuck in for free, protects everything from corrosion.

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    This set fits very neatly in the Niwaki Pouch.

    Delivering to US (Paying in USD) Edit

    Sharpening Stone + Twin Diamond File + Camellia Oil + Mini Crean MateFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)⚠ Sorry. Sharpening Stone + Twin Diamond File + Camellia Oil + Mini Crean Mate is not available at the moment.Availability Alert Email Sign‑upAdd to Wishlist / Save for later
    Camellia Oil
    • 47g
    • 35mm
    • Inert non toxic non flammable natural oil pressed from Camellia oleifera seeds
    • Made in Japan
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Mini Crean Mate
    • 29g
    • 18 x 18 x 65mm
    • Made in Japan
    Niwaki Sharpening Stone • #1000
    • 136g
    • 131 x 20 x 23mm
    • Made in Osaka, Japan
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Niwaki Twin Diamond File
    • 50g
    • 217 x 18 x 5mm
    • Electroplated Diamond
    • Made in Japan
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Delivery

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: Standard service via Royal Mail Tracked 48; typically 2–5 working days.
    • £7.50: Priority service via Royal Mail Tracked 24, DHL, FedEx, or UPS; typically delivered next working day by 6pm (excluding Sat/Sun and UK Bank Holidays) for orders received before 12pm GMT Mon–Fri (excluding UK Bank Holidays).

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

    *Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. 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 may, 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
    It doesn’t matter how good your secateurs and shears are - if they’re blunt, they’re useless
    Jake
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