Okatsune Pruning Shears 101
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Strong and well built pruners. Ideal for general gardening, horticulture, nursery work, Bonsai and Ikebana. Especially good for cutting tough heavy material. Great for taking out and about foraging due to their smaller size. Recommended for gardeners with smaller hands. 103 model good for medium / large size.
- Suitable for the smaller hand
- Length: 180 mm
- General purpose: max. cut diameter: 17 mm (note that cutting diameter depends on type of material, cutting direction, and if material is green or withered)
- Blade length: 53 mm
- Lightweight: 177 gr
With its length of 180 mm the Okatsune 101 is the most compact pruner by Okatsune and hereby particularly suitable for the small hand. The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel (the same steel from which the Katana sword of the Samurai are made), and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25 mm, such as shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers. Okatsune pruners are the undisputed number 1 in Japan: the country where pruning has been elevated to true art.
The blades of this Japanese pruner (Sentei 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, even after intensive usage.
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 which guarantees a smooth closing.
The blades are very easy to grind with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). The shear features a locking system that can be operated with one hand.
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.