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Niwaki Higurashi Snips

 

Slender little blades to 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.

Higurashi Snips

SKU: 3341180
$38.00Price
  • All of the Niwaki 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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