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Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip
Hakaribasami

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Nothing beats these one-handed Topiary Clippers for box clipping and other topiary: easy on the hand thanks to the 5" blades and spring action, easy on the eye thanks to the graceful, simple design, and infinitely better than ordinary sheep shears (which are fine if you have the forearms of a Kiwi sheep farmer, but useless for the rest of us.) The Japanese name (hakaribasami) means leaf cutters: it’s important not to cut old, hard wood, only soft new growth.

Tips

    Dip blades in a weak mix of bleach or Jeyes Fluids every so often when working, to stop them clogging, and tohelp prevent spreading nasty viruses. Use wire wool to scrub off any stubborn leaf resin.

    Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip

    ⚠ Sorry. Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip is no longer available. Please take a look at the Sentei Topiary Clippers instead.

    Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip + Long Leather Holster

    ⚠ Sorry. Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip + Long Leather Holster is no longer available. Please take a look at the Sentei Topiary Clippers + Long Leather Holster instead.

    Wakasaya Topiary Clippers - Leather Grip
    • 120mm blades
    • Max cut Ø2mm
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    Long Holster
    • 117g
    • 284 x 82mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
    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
    So much more fun than before
    Jane P
    Essentials