Niwaki Higurashi Scissors
As recommended by the Glyndebourne Gardeners, Niwaki Higurashi Scissors are traditional drop forged scissors for the garden and home, perfect for ikebana, cut flowers, dead-heading, a bit of bonsai and light pruning. It is made from hard wearing carbon steel that holds its edge and sharpens up well.
Hold with your index finger outside the handle, for flexible, comfy use. Use the base of the blades for woody cuts.
Dimensions: 183 x 103 x 17mm
Max cut: 5mm
Carbon Steel made in Sanjo, Japan
Caring for for the Niwaki Higurashi Scissors
1. Correct use: 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 the maximum cut dimensions. Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts.
2. Keeping them clean: remove leaf resin, rust and gunk. Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place.