Tools for bonsai care are precision instruments designed to do a very particular job in the maintainance of a bonsai tree. With overlapping blades for a super-sharp cut, these knuckle cutters (also called knob cutters) from Japan are just the right tool to cut bonsai branches (of thicknesses from 8mm up to 12mm, on medium to large bonsai, that is those taller than 20cm) with a clean, convex cut and a deep scar.
In a traditional Japanese design with concave blades, and including a now purely ornamental stopper, the Kaneshin Bonsai Knuckle Cutters are made by hand in Japan by highly skilled artisans from high grade Japanese carbon steel with an overall 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.)
Model: Kaneshin No. 11
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Material: Forged carbon steel
Dimensions: Total L:21cm; rivet to tip L:3.8cm, cutting edge L:1.7cm
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.