Ikenobo style scissors for traditional Japanese flower arranging. The short, broad blades are strong enough for woody cuts in hard stems. They take a bit of getting used to, but if the discipline of ikebana is something you aspire to, it’s well worth it.
Measurements: 17 x 4.5 x 1.6cm / 4.5cm blades
KA-70 Carbon Steel
Made in Sanjo, Japan
Tips: Keep clean with a Crean Mate, and oil after use with Camellia Oil.
Care: Most of Niwaki's 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
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
3. Keeping Them Sharp:
New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge.