Traditional Japanese Butterfly Bonsai Scissors Okubo
Nihonbashi Kiya, made and imported from Japan
Special: $145.00 instead of $180.00.
Japanese Bonsai Scissors - Made in Japan - Okubo. Our Japanese professional Bonsai Scissors (Bonzai Shears as they are professionally called), by Nihonbashi Kiya are also known as the "Butterfly Scissors" because of its beautiful
butterfly-shaped handles. This stunning icon of Japanese design blends form with function in an exceptionally beautiful way.
We are proud to present this traditional Japanese garden scissors made exactly the same way as they have been for the last (almost) 300 years.
By 1792, when the first Nihonbashi Kiya scissors were forged, sword-makers on the Japanese island of Tanegashima had been crafting precious 'jewel steel' into superlative blades for four hundred years and more.
The tradition continues today - Ikenami Hamono's edge-tools are renowned for their beauty, utility and craftsmanship and continue to be forged by hand in Japan.
Our traditional Okubo garden scissors not only look and feel perfect; they also provide a cutting sense you won't have experienced before. The contrast between
factory-fabricated stainless steel and a hand-forged blade in hardened high-carbon steel really is quite something.
Delicate in design and high in quality, these narrow, sharp blades are strong enough to slice through small twigs and all types of flowers stems. The large grip butterfly-shaped handle accommodates gloved hands.
Forged by master artisans in Japan.
For many centuries the Japanese made some of the finest edged tools in the world. In the 16th century, when they first became known to the west,
Europeans were amazed at the quality of their swords, woodworking tools, knives and other edged tools including scissors. These scissors are
made today as they were more than 500 years ago. This traditional Japanese tool should provide for years of joy with proper care.
These Japanese Garden Scissors can be used and appreciated for many years. They make a stylish, thoughtful and practical gift.
Material: hand forged iron
Blades: Aogami#2 steel, 210mm
Dimensions: 7 1/2".