Drop-forged carbon steel secateurs for garden pruning, house plants and flowers. The chunky catch and slightly textured handles, along with the hard wearing carbon steel blade, make these perfect for all-day use. They are ideal for woodier stems in flower arrangements, as well as general garden pruning.
Materials: KA-70 Carbon Steel
Made by: Niwaki
Made in: Sanjo, Japan
Specifications: 8" x 2" x 0.8"
Use:Through regular use, secateurs can loosen up a bit. To tighten them:
Loosen the hexagonal nut.
Undo the bolt, clean the separate parts (this is a great opportunity to sharpen the secateurs).
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.
Care: 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 our maximum cut dimensions ( Ø10mm), and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts