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Wazakura

Traditional Bonsai Scissors 7"

Traditional Bonsai Scissors 7"

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In bonsai, you gently coax a plant to a specific, aesthetic shape and form over time; it is artistry in plants. The tools used to do bonsai are no different.

Our Wazakura traditional bonsai shears are hand-forged by third-generation bonsai tool artisans in the city of Sanjo, located in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. The city has a reputation dating back to the 17th century for producing high-quality metalwork from their blacksmiths and artisans, and they strive to keep their tools at the pinnacle of quality.

Not only are these tools ideal for bonsai, but they serve double-duty in traditional gardening as well. They are ideal for pruning, trimming, or leaf and shoot-cutting purposes, and can cut material up to 1/2" in diameter. Use them for deadheading, light harvesting of your kitchen herbs, and other gardening tasks.

Combining traditional butterfly-wing handles and functionality, these handcrafted scissors will surely stand the test of time and lend additional beauty to your daily garden tasks.

Specification

  • Dimensions: 7.09" long x 3.94" wide x 0.67" thick
  • Length of Blades: 2.17"
  • Weight: 6.17 oz
  • Material: S58C black carbon steel
  • Origin: Made in Sanjo, Niigata prefecture, Japan
  • Construction: Hand-forged by metalcrafting artisans

For additional information on how these are individually-forged, please watch this video:

How To Use

Use these as you would any bonsai shears or small pruning shears or snips - they can be used to cut any plant material up to 1/2" in diameter. We do not recommend cutting bonsai wire with these shears; please use a wire cutter for metals. These shears are also an excellent companion in normal gardening tasks and can be used for harvesting flowers or kitchen herbs, for light pruning duties, and the like. 

The manufacturers recommend using an oilstone, a sap cleaning stone, and oil when sharpening these shears. It is important to remove sap or plant juice from the shears prior to storing them to ensure longevity and cleanliness of the blades. Sharpening them at the same time will keep them always in perfect condition for later use.
Here is a video demonstrating how to clean and sharpen bonsai shears properly:

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