Okatsune 206 Light Precision Bonsai Scissors
Total length: 220 mm
Blade length: 55 mm
Weight: 175 gr
Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale), Izumo Yasugi steel
The Okatsune 206 is the pure essence of the bonsai shears:
- Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
- Simple design for optimal ease of use
- Ultra lightweight, and yet particularly robust
- ultralight scissors have been specially designed for precision pruning work required on bonsai
- long, thin legs allow you to easily reach into the inner part of the tree\
- effortlessly cut foothills, young twigs and leaves with the razor-sharp pointy blade of 55 mm
- the 206 scissors are not suitable for cutting branches, for this you can better use the Okatsune 207 bonsai shears.
The blades of these Japanese bonsai shears (Bonsai Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. Therefore, the blades stay sharp for a long time and they consistently give a clean and precise cut in the wood, without giving much effort. Furthermore, Okatsune combines the hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade and does not break.
The blade has been ground in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring making for a soft closing action. The Okatsune 206 is not suitable for cutting branches. For this you better use the Okatsune 207 bonsai shears.
The blades can very easily be sharpened with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). Okatsune 206 is recommended for amateurs and professionals alike.
The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is little maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after each use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. If you notice that the shears are cutting less well, you can grind them using the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).
Japan’s leading manufacturer of pruning and harvesting tools, Okatsune, is based in Hiroshima. Okatsune have been manufacturing sharp and durable cutting tools for over 70 years. Using a precise quenching and tempering process, Okatsune turns high quality steel into blades that test 60 to 61 on the Rockwell C hardness scale. Okatsune harvesting shears are made from special grade forged high carbon steel, precisely heat treated and tempered and precision ground, to produce blades that will keep their edges longer.