Okatsune Floral Snips 304
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The Okatsune 304 are very light and razor-sharp floral shears with long blade (45 mm) specially designed for picking flowers, and herbs, and deadheading. The pointed, extremely thin blades (2.3 mm) ensure that you can reach even the tightest spaces. The Okatsune 304 is not suitable for cutting hard (woody) stems. For this purpose you can better use the Okatsune 307. Okatsune floral shears are the undisputed number 1 in Japan, the country where its use has been elevated to an art form.
- Total length: 190 mm
- Blade length: 45 mm
- Also for cuttings / harvesting
- Weight: 110 gr
- Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
These pointed tip snips feature 50mm needle-point blades, ideal for reaching into tight spaces. Blades have a double beveled edge to facilitate cutting stalks. The easy spring action & light weight make this ideal wherever repetitive, no-crush cuts are required; picking fruit or flowers, cutting buds, gathering vegetables. The long lasting sharpness makes this an excellent softwood propagation tool.
- Floristry soft stems work
- Harvesting soft stemed flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit
- Taking cuttings for softwood propagation
- 304 are not suitable for cutting hard woody stems, use 307 snips for that
The blades of these Japanese floral shears (Mekiri Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 59 to 60. 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.
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 304 is not suitable for cutting hard (woody) stems. For this you can better use the Okatsune 307.
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.