Pruning shears, azalea shears, 180mm, made of Yasugi steel from Japanese Kikuwa

625.00 kr

Availability: Only 1 left in stock (can be backordered)

Professional pruning shears/azalea shears for bonsai trimming. The long blades provide excellent access to the crown of your bonsai tree, suitable for small to medium-sized branches. This shear is a masterpiece crafted by a blacksmith in Sanjo, Niigata.

The shear is made of Yasugi steel, also known as “blue paper steel.” Yasugi steel is among the purest steel available, following the traditional method used in crafting samurai swords, from iron-rich sand to steel. The steel is then laminated in many layers to achieve outstanding strength. During the hardening process, it attains a microcrystalline “martensitic” structure, resulting in very hard steel.* Contains:

  • Carbon: 1.1 – 1.2%
  • Silicon: 0.1 – 0.2%
  • Manganese: 0.2 – 0.3%
  • Chromium: 0.2 – 0.5%
  • Tungsten: 1 – 1.5%
  • Phosphorus: less than 0.025%
  • Sulfur: less than 0.004%

Length: 180mm
Weight: 85g
Material: Hardened Yasugi steel

Kikuwa tools are purchased from Japan. When the product is out of stock, we likely reorder it within a year.
Preordering (when the product is out of stock) offers a 10% discount.

* Please note that even hard steel can rust.

This post is also available in: Svenska (Swedish)

Weight143 g
Dimensions21 × 8 × 5 cm

Handmade, Steel, Twig cutter


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