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Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  1. Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  2. Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  3. Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  4. Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  1. Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  2. Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  3. Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
  4. Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs

Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
Japanese Pruners

Why barracuda? If you’d seen the fish, you wouldn’t need to ask.

More Information

Longer, more slender blades than regular secateurs, but still with the chunky bypass for woody pruning, these hand forged pruners cover a wide range of roles in the garden, falling just short of heavy duty pruning, but easily covering most day-to-day work. Exceptionally well made, and beautifully finished, deep within the mountains of Yamagata.

Wrapped in hand-dyed, rugosa-red tenugui cloth, within a Paulownia box. Also available as one third of the Tokusen Set.

Why barracuda? If you’d seen the fish, you wouldn’t need to ask.

Tips
    • Clean with a Niwaki Crean Mate rust and sap eraser
    • Sharpen with a Niwaki #1000 grit stone
    • Protect with Niwaki Camellia Oil
    More about the maker

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    Yamakawa san started working for his father the day after he graduated from high school, and has been making secateurs ever since. His Yamagata factory is home to five stray cats, each fed on fresh sashimi!

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    Niwaki Tokusen Barracuda Secateurs
    • 196g
    • 206 x 46 x 18mm
    • 65mm blades
    • Carbon Steel, S58C
    • Includes Paulownia Box/ Spare Spring
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    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
    Delivery

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: Royal Mail tracked service - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-5 working days.
    • £7.50: DHL, FedEx, or UPS tracked service 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 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

    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
    Essentials