Niwaki's Moku Pruning Saw has an ergonomic handle and medium blade length, making it the perfect size for gardening and light tree pruning.
Designed to fit snugly within the included beechwood scabbard so there’s no rattling and no need for extra straps, this is a tool that's great for all-round pruning in the garden, woodland, and orchard.
Wooden handled saws are making a comeback in Japan, popular among younger gardeners keen to get back in touch with the craft of their trade. The handle of the Moku Pruning saw is unfinished beechwood. Treat it with your preferred oil, or let sweat and hard work finish it for you.
Materials: SK5 steel, beech wood; sheath is beech wood and leather
Made by: Niwaki
Made in: Sanjo, Japan
Specifications: 15.25" total length (10" blade); sheath is 13.75" long
Use: Japanese pruning saws cut on the pull stroke, not the push, which means the blade is under less pressure when cutting and uses less energy, resulting in a far cleaner, faster cut. They whizz through green wood, but the blades are more fragile than traditional western saws and incorrect use can result in damage.
Further Reading: Shirai san, 3rd generation saw maker, has been making woodworking and gardening saws for 45 years.