Think you've seen it all? Think again. Traditionally, Japanese gardeners don't bother with cushioning or stoppers on their shears - just one more thing to interfere with the beauty and simplicity of the cut. The downside? Bruised knuckles, unless you're really in the groove. Taira san makes these extraordinarily no-nonsense shears the way he always has, hand laminating the shirogami white paper steel blades, and riveting them to white oak handles. Nothing fancy, but very, very good.
- Shirogami white paper steel
- White oak handles
Niwaki Tip: Take your time - they're not called Knuckle Dusters for nothing.