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Higurashi GR Secateurs

Niwaki's drop-forged carbon steel secateurs are perfect for garden pruning, house plant maintenance, or cutting flowers and can handle woodier stems in flower arrangements, as well as general garden pruning. The chunky catch and hard-wearing carbon steel blade make these perfect for all day use, while the yellow grips show up nicely in your gardening bag or among discarded clippings. 

Materials:  KA-70 carbon steel, vinyl handles

Made by: Niwaki

Made in: Sanjo, Japan


  • 7.5" x 2" x 0.8" (204 x 51 x 20mm)
  • 2.2" (55mm) blades
  • max cut 10mm Ø
  • includes spare spring

    Care:  Carbon steel is very hard and retains its sharpness better than stainless steel, however, it is more prone to rusting and must be treated with a little more care. If you are using these secateurs for an extended pruning session, we recommend keeping a clean, dry cloth handy and giving them an occasional wipe, especially after wet cuts. 

    After using, remove leaf residue, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water. Dry with a clean cloth and wipe with Camellia oil. Store in a dry place. 

    You can keep your snips working properly by remembering the following: 

    • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused.
    • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges).
    • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure.
    • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres.
    • Pay attention to recommended maximum cut dimensions ( Ø10mm), and don’t overdo it.
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts.

    Through regular use, the secateurs can work a bit loose. Tightening them is straightforward but there’s a knack…

    • Loosen the hexagonal nut (it’s a locking nut, so you don’t tighten it to tighten the play of the secateurs)
    • Undo the bolt and clean the separate parts - a great opportunity to sharpen really well.
    • Rescrew the bolt, and tighten to what feels right. This is how you adjust the play, with the bolt, not the nut.
    • Put the locking nut back on.

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