This is where we get serious. In Japan, if you're of gardening ilk, you're given a pair of these at birth- well, that's what we heard. General purpose garden scissors, used for pine pruning and thinning evergreens. Remarkably strong, yet delicate and accurate. Large handles, which can take a bit of getting used to. Try holding with your index finger outside the handle- gives you much better control. I was given a pair of these when I worked at the Asuka Zoen nursery, 12 years ago now. They're still going strong.
- 2" blades (5cm)
- 8.25" long (21cm)
Niwaki Tip: Try holding with your index finger outside the handle - it frees things up and gives you better control.