The blades of this Japanese pruner (Sentei Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. Therefore, the blades stay sharp for a long time and they consistently give a clean and precise cut in the wood, without giving much effort. Furthermore, Okatsune combines the hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage.
The blade has been ground in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring which guarantees a smooth closing.
The blades are very easy to grind with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). The shear features a locking system that can be operated with one hand. Do not forget to order a leather holster at the same time. The holster with belt loop allows you to safely carry your pruner with you if you’re not using it, but want to have close at hand. Furthermore, the holster also provides for a longer life of your shears. You will find various holsters at the bottom of this page.
Suitable for the smaller hand Length: 180 mm General purpose: max. cut diameter: 25 mm Blade length: 53 mm Lightweight: 177 gr Optional leather holster with belt loop