Japanese Hand Pruners (Secateurs) are professional quality tools that have a very deep history in Japan. Japanese gardens have been developing for over a thousand year and along with that the precise tools to get the job done have also developed. These razor sharp blades are used in the finest world famous Japanese gardens.
Hand pruners made in Japan definitely give other companies like Felco a run for their money. If you are tired of using the same old pruners then you should give these easy to use professional quality pruners a try.
Japanese gardening tools differ from your run of the mill Big Box gardening tools because they are designed with the intention of upholding a centuries old traditional art form. Cheaper tools will not last very long and you will definitely end up spending more in the long run. Okatsune is a brand of Japanese hand pruners (or Sentei Basami in Japanese) that are the most popular because of there solid design and reasonable price. They are designed as a solid, lightweight pruner which delivers a perfect cut with ease. They come in three different sizes, depending on your hand size, although the recent large size has been developed for larger hands, they are pretty hard to come by.
Garden scissors are often used when you need a little more precision, for example when sculpting Japanese black pine trees. On the other hand, when a branch is too thick loppers should be used. But in general, hand pruners can handle a good size branch and probably the most used tool of the professional Japanese gardener.
These are the #1 choice of professional gardeners in Japan. They are both lightweight and have a razor sharp solid steel blade that will last a lifetime if used properly. Japanese landscape companies use a combination of different lengths in order to prune and shape the various gardens they work on. The solid safety clip at the bottom also prevents them from accidentally springing open.
When searching for authentic Japanese hand pruners it is important to find a company that has direct ties to the original maker in Japan. A company with direct connections to suppliers in Japan can offer you the best prices available for these professional quality garden tools. With care they will last a lifetime, saving you money from having to repeatedly buy replacement pruners. Using the Okatsune Leather Sheath with these pruners also ensures easy access and a more secure and snug fit.
The Grand Island, New York, based Serene Gardens offers a variety of to quality Janese hand pruners and other garden tools at affordable prices.