Tools for bonsai care are precision instruments designed to do a very particular job. These are extremely delicate little scissors, designed specifically for nipping the buds of the five-needled Japanese white pine (Goyoumatsu or Goyomatsu, also known as Himekomatsu), but suitable for all detailed, lightweight thinning and pruning.
In a traditional Japanese design with finger-hole handles rather like medical scissors, the Kaneshin Bonsai Goyoumatsu Scissors are made by hand in Japan from high grade Japanese carbon steel with a black oxide finish. (Carbon steel is prone to rust but is the best choice for bonsai tools as it can be made sharper than maintenance-free stainless steel; clean after use with our camellia oil.) The petite Kaneshin Goyoumatsu scissors are strong, yet delicate and accurate for careful, deliberate cuts. Use with the thumb and middle finger, keeping the index finger on the top handle for precision.
Model: Kaneshin No. 32
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Material: Forged carbon steel
Dimensions: Total L:15cm; blade L:3cm, rivet to tip L:3.6cm, cutting edge L:2.8cm
Care: After you finish working on your bonsai or other plants or trees, wipe your tools with camellia oil using a lint free cloth; this will help to prevent rust. Clean with Crean Mate (available in store) and vegetable oil.