These Japanese Ashinaga Basami Shears are high quality snips great for Bonsai, bud cutting, floral thinning, & other multi-purpose outdoor garden work. Made of high carbon steel, the cutting edges are very sharp & cut nicely. The handles are large for a good grip. Works excellent for thinning & defoliating Bonsai. Made in Japan.
About Carbon Steel
High carbon steel is tougher & harder than stainless steels, making it ideal & desirable for applications where durability is required & where frequent regrinding is needed. Carbon steels are more durable & have razor-sharp edges, & is easy to re-sharpen as well when the need arises.
*Important! Care for your carbon steel blades!*
Since carbon steel has superior cutting qualities due to it's hardness & toughness, it's resistance to corrosion caused by moisture is low as a result. Therefore, it is important to try and keep your carbon steel blades away from moist or damp environments as much as possible. It is also a good idea to occasionally wipe the blade with a light oil, such as mineral oil from time to time. It is also a good idea to wipe the blade dry after each use.
Hardwick & Sons is pleased to offer quality tools from Japan for the many people who desire special & well-crafted tools. The wide variety of Japanese products that we offer come from the many craftsmen & toolmakers in Japan who have a special dedication to their skillful craft & art of toolmaking.
Product Cutting Edge Lengths Overall Length Model # Japanese Ashinaga Basami Shears 2" 7-5/8" (200 mm) JAC-601