Japanese multi-purpose thinning snips made by Koshiji. Made of high carbon steel, the cutting edges are very sharp & cut nicely. This product was originally developed at the request of a grape farmer, & is also used as bud cutting shears for bonsai & other plants because the thin tip makes it easy to work in narrow spaces. Works great for various other garden tasks such as trimming, pruning, thinning, & general purpose cutting. The handles are vinyl coated for a good grip. 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 Cutting Dia. (Live) Overall Length Handle Lengths Model # Japanese Koshiji Thinning Snips 2" 1/4" 7" (175 mm) 3"