Tools for bonsai care are precision instruments designed to do a very particular job. These are general purpose bonsai scissors, made to a traditional Japanese design with round handles of forged carbon steel. These large bonsai scissors are designed for cutting for leaves, buds and smaller branches on medium to large bonsai, as well as fine roots on all sizes of bonsai. Also suitable for for ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement), cut flowers, dead-heading and very light pruning in the garden.
The Kaneshin Bonsai Trimming 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.) For even better control, try holding with your index finger outside the handle. The Kaneshin scissors are strong, yet delicate and accurate for careful, deliberate cuts. Use the tips for detailed work and make bigger cuts further down the blades.
Model: Kaneshin No. 40E
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Material: Forged carbon steel
Dimensions: Total L:18.5cm; blade L:5.7cm, rivet to tip L:6.4cm, cutting edge L:5.5cm
Weight (including box): 330g
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.