These shears are a true tour de force, with their huge 11cm cutting edge and carbon steel construction they not only look stunning but they're a serious asset to anyone creating or maintaining topiary on a regular basis.
Japanese tools are unquestionably some of the best in the world, they're so robust, so visually appealing and so capable of carrying out the job they were designed for it's almost unfair on the rest of us! These shears are genuinely great, the feel excellent in the hand and they will carry out the job they were designed for for years to come, as long as they are looked after!
Carbon steel is a superb material for edged tools but it needs care, it cannot be left wet or it will rust (and we really don't want that!), so just make sure you thoroughly dry your tools after use to avoid any upsetting issues. It is also perfectly normal for carbon steel garden tools to develop patina with use, this is part of their charm and is your pair developing their own personality!
To keep them in as good a condition as possible we recommend regular removal of sap and dirt with something like our "Crean Mate" and sharpening with the "Suwada sharpening bar" or send them in to us and we'll sharpen them for you!
We are life long gardeners at Community Cutlery and will be only too happy to answer any questions you might have about these or our other gardening products.
Recommended uses - Primarily for topiary and clipping foliar/light woody growth. Box, Bay, Euonymus, Yew etc
Length - 27.5cm
Width at shoulder - 5.5cm
Blade Length - 11cm
Beginning life as a pliers manufacturer in rural Japan Suwada is approaching it's 100th year in business. Still run by the same family which started the business back in 1926, Suwada embody the ethos we have established for ourselves at Community Cutlery, bringing together the finest materials, stunning design and traditional skills to create the best cutting performance tools they can, the polar opposite of mass produced and disposable products.
We carefully curate the ranges we stock at Community Cutlery and our very proud to be working with Suwada to bring these truly excellent tools to our customers.