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These high quality scissors are designed for flowers and the home. With a soft nib and a simple leather closure, they are perfect for everyday use. The handle is hand-wrapped with Wisteria rattan.
Care and use instructions:.
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 .
- 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) .
- Do not twist or apply uneven pressure .
- Cut diagonally across the branches (not straight) so that you cut along the fibres .
- 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 .
2. Keep clean:
- Remove leaf resin, rust and dirt with a Crean Mate and water .
- Dry, wipe with Camellia oil and store in a dry place .
3. Keep them sharp:
Even new tools need to be sharpened after a certain time. For best results, use a grindstone of 1000 grit, for general sharpening.