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Japanese pruning shears S-type | Carbon steel | Rattan handle | Limited edition

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  • Material scissors: S58C carbon steel / carbon steel
  • Material handle: Wisteria rattan
  • Garden shears
  • Dimension: 190 x 42 x 15mm
  • Blade length: 50mm
  • Spring mechanism
  • Safety lock
  • Maximum cut Ø15mm
  • Includes replacement spring
  • Clean regularly with Crean Mate and Camellia Oil
  • Weight: 232g
  • Wooden box
  • Design and manufacture: Yamakawa
  • Handmade in Yamagata, Japan
NIWAKI - Japanische Gartenschere S-Typ | Carbonstahl | Wisteria-Rattan
Japanese pruning shears S-type | Carbon steel | Rattan handle | Limited edition Sale priceSFr. 199.00


These limited edition secateurs are special in many ways. The shears are forged from S58C carbon steel, a high-quality, hard-wearing steel that retains its sharpness well and is easy to sharpen. The design is a combination of the two traditional Japanese scissor shapes, the A and B type, and offers perfect ergonomics in terms of grip and balance for long use. The handles are wrapped in Wisteria rattan, which not only looks fantastic but also provides a natural, textured grip that feels good in the hand.


Each pair of scissors comes in a box made of paulownia wood from the kiribaco tree.

Care and use instructions:

Because it is a natural material, rattan should be handled a little more carefully than ordinary garden shears. Please do not leave them out in the rain overnight (not a good idea, by the way, for all tools...) and generally take care of them. In particular, the lock of the secateurs should not be folded into the handle or used with the handle half pulled out, as this can wear and damage the rattan.


Most Niwaki tools are made of carbon steel - this means that with regular use they will stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their sharpness. Caring for them involves three things.


1. proper use:

  • Japanese steel is hard and sharp and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will break if overused
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  • 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)
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  • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
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  • Cut diagonally across the branches (not straight) so that you cut along the fibres
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  • Watch the maximum cutting dimensions and don't overdo it (shears are not loppers)
  • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts
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2. Keep clean:

  • Remove leaf resin, rust and dirt with a Crean Mate and water
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  • Dry, wipe with Camellia Oil and store in a dry place
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3. Keep them sharp:

Even new tools need sharpening after a while. For best results, use a 1000 grit whetstone for general sharpening


New tools also need sharpening after a certain time. The best results are achieved with a grindstone with 1000 grit, for general sharpening.

Die Story zu NIWAKI


In 1997, Jake visited Japan as a wannabe sculptor to research the cherry blossom cultural phenomenon, Hanami. There he discovers the gardens and the trees and wants to find out more about them.

Back in England, he trains to become a TEFL teacher, meets Keiko and returns to Japan with her. In the first year he teaches, in the second year he works in a traditional nursery in a rural part of Osaka and learns everything about tree care, tree pruning and root ball formation.

The name

Niwakimeans garden tree. It's not very exciting, but it means much more than that. Japanese gardens are landscapes, microcosms of nature, and the trees are shaped to fit into those landscapes - there's a lot of artistry and cultural baggage in there. Niwaki founder Jake wrote a book about it if you're interested. So, the name. It's hard to say (ni-whacky) and hard to remember, but we like it for its power.


Almost everything included in the product range is used by the Niwaki crew themselves. When Jake first pruned pine trees in Osaka, he was given a pair of pruning shears that are still as sharp as ever after more than a decade. Brother-in-law Haruyasu bought Jake his first Japanese scissors, and he hasn't used much else since.

The collection is Japanese but works just as well in Western gardens and kitchens. You don't have to grow bonsai to enjoy these tools.

It's these little details that convince us about the products.Garden toolsthat we didn't know before, such as thisHori Hori. On one side, a sharply ground blade and on the other, the usual serrations. The multitool in the garden or balcony.

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Customer Reviews

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Hansruedi Bitterlin
Hans Rudolf Bitterlin

Alles soweit gut und schön, von der Verpackung bis zum Produkt. Rattan iam Griff st sehr ansprechend, optisch und im Gebrauch...? Weiss ich noch nicht. Also im Moment einfach super, danke!

Lieber Hans Rudolf
Besten Dank für Dein Feedback. Wir wünschen viel Freude mit der wunderschönen Gartenschere und denke Du wirst Lange Freude daran haben.

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