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 the hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage.
Okatsune Short Nose Snips
They are very light and razor sharp thinning shears with a short blade, designed to cut through harder (woody) stems as in the cuttings, harvesting and thinning of vegetables and fruit.
The pointed, extremely thin blades (2.3 mm) ensure that you can reach even the tightest spaces, such as thinning of grapes, pears, or apples. These make a wonderful addition to any home. Perfect for vines around the home, flowers, herbs, zip-ties and plastic package. They make the most wonderful gifts that you and your friends will wonder how you have lived without them!