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  1. Tobisho SR 1 Secateurs
  1. Tobisho SR 1 Secateurs
  2. Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs Left-Handed
  3. Tobisho SR-1 box
  4. Tobisho SR-1 small right handed
  1. Tobisho SR 1 Secateurs
  2. Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs Left-Handed
  3. Tobisho SR-1 box
  4. Tobisho SR-1 small right handed

Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs
Japanese Pruners

Great all rounders for the garden.

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Drop forged in Yamagata from high carbon steel, these secateurs combine a beautifully refined balance with a smooth, razor-sharp cut. The face of the cutting blade is slightly hollow ground to reduce friction in the cutting action, giving a cleaner, easier cut.

These babies are bashed out of one piece of top quality Yasugi steel, from blade to handle, and combine the shape of the traditional A-Type with more modern production techniques, resulting in a light and balanced but strong pair of secateurs that are comfortable to use all day long.

Amazing quality steel that holds its edge well - but not for mad hacking and certainly not for opening paint tins…

Tips
    • Clean with a Niwaki Crean Mate rust and sap eraser
    • Sharpen with a Niwaki #1000 grit stone
    • Protect with Niwaki Camellia Oil
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    Tightening Your Secateurs

    Through regular use, Secateurs and Topiary Clippers can work a bit loose. Tightening them is straightforward but there’s a knack…

    • Loosen the hexagonal nut (it’s a locking nut, so you don’t tighten it to tighten the play of the secateurs)
    • Undo the bolt, clean the separate parts - a great opportunity to sharpen really well
    • Rescrew the bolt, and tighten to what feels right. This is how you adjust the play, with the bolt, not the nut
    • Put the locking nut back on

    In theory it’s easy but in practice quite tricky, as the nut can seize up - be sure not to slip and scuff it (or your knuckles) with the spanner. If it seems too daunting, select the Sharpening Service and we’ll sort them out for you.

    Delivering to US (Paying in USD) Edit

    Left HandedFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)
    Left Handed + Single Leather HolsterFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)
    Right HandedFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)Add to Wishlist / Save for later
    Right Handed + Single Leather HolsterFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)Add to Wishlist / Save for later
    Small Right HandedFree delivery for orders over $100.00 (excluding any surcharges if applicable, and any applicable customs taxes for non GB deliveries)Add to Wishlist / Save for later
    Small Right Handed + Single Leather Holster⚠ Sorry. Small Right Handed + Single Leather Holster is not available. Please Contact Us for advice on alternatives.
    Single Holster • Standard
    • 94g
    • 236 x 85 x 26mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs • Left Handed
    • 262g
    • 195 x 56mm
    • 60mm blades
    • Max cut Ø15mm
    • KA-70 Steel
    • Vinyl Grip handles
    • Made in Yamagata, Japan
    • Includes Spare Spring
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs • Right Handed
    • 236g
    • 200 x 53 x 18mm
    • 50mm blades
    • Max cut Ø15mm
    • YCS-3 Steel
    • Vinyl Grip handles
    • Made in Yamagata, Japan
    • Includes Spare Spring
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs • Small Right Handed
    • 227g
    • 10 x 56 x 20mm
    • 50mm blades
    • Max cut Ø15mm
    • YCS-3 Steel
    • Vinyl Grip handles
    • Made in Yamagata, Japan
    • Includes Spare Spring
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs • Small Right Handed + Single Leather Holster
      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
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