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Niwaki Tokusen Set
  1. Niwaki Tokusen Set

Niwaki Tokusen Set

All three of the Tokusen range, wrapped in hand dyed tenugui cotton, within a Paulownia gift box.

More Information

When you go on the hunt for great stuff in the mountains of Yamagata, you either come home laden with fruit - delicious, perfectly formed cherries in particular - or secateurs. We chose secateurs, and here they are: all three of the Tokusen range, wrapped in hand dyed tenugui cotton, within a Paulownia gift box.

The little 165ers fit beautifully in the palm of the hand, the perfect partner to the larger 210's, ably supported by the all-rounder Barracudas. There’s something here for pretty much everyone, not that you’ll want to share.

Tips

    Keep them to yourself.

    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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    $469.00

    USD / Delivering to United States

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    Niwaki Tokusen Set
    • 850g
    • Includes 3 Pcs/ Paulownia Box
    • Unavailable (ETA 15 Nov)
    Delivery

    UK:

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global:

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *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