We all need a good pair of snips for those unplanned moments! The blades of these Japanese thinning shears (Mekiri Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 59 to 60. Therefore, the blades stay sharp for a long time and they consistently give a clean and precise cut in the wood, without giving much effort. Furthermore, Okatsune combines hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade.
The wider, single-sided sharpened blades are stiffer than the pointed version and provide a strong point. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade, the sap flows away from the blade and the blades will not come apart easily. However, these are not secateurs and are not designed to cut woody material, wire, metal and stone. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring making for a soft closing action.