This Okatsune Ikebana 213 Sogetsu scissors is the pair you need when you love Japanese flower arranging. Ever since the 7th century the people of Japan have been working with the beauty of flowers. There are hundreds of schools who teach Ikebana.
You recognize this pair of Ikebana scissors by the forged handle and the short, broad blades. It is strong enough to cut through thick, strong branches. At the same time the tip is fine enough for detailed tasks. At the back of the scissors' beak you will find a small cut-out. With it you can even cut through fine iron wires.
Okatsune shears: quality from Japan
The Okatsune shears often look a little basic. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. The constructions are incredibly simple, simply because they work. You don't need more. Okatsune uses top-quality Japanese steel to produce these shears. The same carbon steel was used to forge katana swords. So very good!
Okatsune is a pro at hardening blades. As such this pair of pruning shears will retain its sharpness a lot longer. The geometrics are also great. As such the shears are amazing to use.
Maintaining these Okatsune pruning shears.
Because the blades of these pruning shears are made from carbon steel they are not corrosion resistant. For that reason it won't hurt to clean them after use and add a drop of oil. A small sacrifice, especially when you realize how much pleasure the use of these shears offers. Many people will only start to understand how well Okatsune shears will suit them once they start using them.