This pruning shears is Tobisho's masterpiece. Tobisho locates in Yamagata Prefecture (belongs to northeastern portion of Japanese mainland) where hammer forging has been one of the local's traditional arts.
Type A refers to a pruning shears whose handles are made from white heart malleable cast iron brazed with quality special steel. Nowadays only a few Japanese craftsmen master this forging technique.
Tobisho's cutting tools are all hand-forged. The repetitive hammering and heat treatment by using lead significantly strengthen the blade hardness.
The blades are brass brazed with a high-grade specialty steel. Further, the round edge blades drastically enhances the sharpness, durability, and abrasion resistance.
The light-weight handles are designed to grip with comfort, suitable for heavy-duty gardening. A metal stopper attached on one of the handles' grip end.
A pivot's bolt and nut are minutely tightened by professional's hand which enables smoother snips with seldom rattling and loosening.
Tobisho's pruning shears is a corpus of traditional Japanese handicraft technique directly inherits from samurai sword forging. Its extraordinary sharpness and durability will offer you an impressive cutting experience.
- Material: Yasuki speciality steel (brass brazed on blades) / white heart malleable cast iron (brass brazed)
- Length: 200mm
- Weight Approx. 250g (weight might slightly differ because each product is hand-forged)
- Note: Do not use this product other than horticulture purpose. Do not use on thick branches. Twisting the shears strongly while snipping may lead to failure.
- Made in Japan