NIWAKI Higurashi Snips
  • NIWAKI Higurashi Snips
  • NIWAKI Higurashi Snips

NIWAKI Higurashi Snips

£29.00

Niwaki Higurashi Snips

Slender little blades get you in - and out - of tight spots.

Drop forged carbon steel snips for delicate pruning, cut flowers, house plants, bonsai and other precise work.
Slender blades get you in - and out - of tight spots without damaging what’s around you.

  • 83g
  • 150 x 70 x 15mm
  • 40mm blades
  • Max cut Ø3mm
  • S55C Carbon steel
  • Made in Sanjo, Japan
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
  • Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

    1. Correct Use:

    • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
    • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
    • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
    • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
    • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

    2. Keeping Them Clean:

    • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
    • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place
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