Okatsune 203 Bonsai Scissors


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  • Okatsune 203 Bonsai Scissors

    • Total length: 210 mm
    • Blade length: 55 mm
    • Weight: 240 gr

    Medium 55mm blade, traditional Japanese bonsai scissors suitable for highly accurate forming and maintenance of your bonsai. These scissors are also ideal for the topiary of your boxwood and pine trees in your Japanese garden. The pointed, extremely thin blades of 55 mm ensure that you can penetrate deep into the bush to cut the soft parts such as twigs and leaves. The scissors are not suitable for cutting small branches, for this you can better use the Okatsune 207 bonsai shears. 


    • Bonsai forming and maintenance
    • Fine trimming of topiary and pine trees in garden
    • Trimming of soft twigs and leaves in the garden
    • Not suitable for cutting of branches, use 101 or 103 secatuers for general garden work, or 207 Bonsai for bonsai small branches

    Technical specifics

    The blades of these Japanese bonsai scissors (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 203 is not suitable for cutting small branches. For this you better use the Okatsune 207 bonsai shears.


    The blades can very easily be sharpened with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).

    About Okatsune

    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.