Mainichi Secateurs Japanese Pruners
Everyday secateurs for general pruning in the garden.
Standard issue in Japan, where these are considered the every day, go-to choice for pruning. The big chunky catch at the bottom has a crisp action that’s easy to use, even with cold wet hands or muddy gloves, and the spring is well secured and never accidentally pops out. As with all Japanese secateurs, these have a simple direct action, resulting in a very clean, efficient cut.
Yellow grips stand out in the garden, and are great for when they end up in the compost heap. Suitable for cuts of 10 -15mm, depending on plant type and what you had for breakfast
Measurements: 20.3cm x 4.7cm x 2.1mm / 5.5cm blade
Max cut Ø10mm
SK85 Carbon Steel
Vinyl Grip handles
Made in Japan.
Tips: Clean with a Crean Mate rust and sap eraser | Sharpen with a #1000 grit stone | Protect with Camellia Oil
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.