Okatsune 213 Ikebana Scissor Sogetsu style


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  • Okatsune 213 are perfectly balanced Ikebana scissors designed according to the Sogetsu style within the Japanese flower arranging. The short, wide blades are strong enough to simply cut through thick branches, while at the same time accurate enough for tailored work. Okatsune Ikebana scissors are the undisputed number 1 in Japan.

    • Total length: 167 mm
    • Blade length: 42 mm
    • Weight: 160 gr
    • Ikebana: Sogetsu style
    • Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
    • Izumo Yasugi steel


    • Ikebana and floral arranging

    Technical specifics

    The blades of these Japanese Ikebana scissors (Ikebana 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 blades can very easily be sharpened with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).