Wazakura Yasugi Steel Ikenobo Ikebana Scissors 6.5"(165mm)
Size: L 6.50 × W 1.81 × H 0.67 inch (L 165 × W 46 × H 17 mm)
Length of Blades: 1.69 inches (43mm)
Weight: 5.96 oz (169g)
Material: YCS3 Alloy Tool Steel ※YCS is a trademark of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
Made in Japan (Sanjo, Niigata prefecture)
【Made in Japan by 3rd generation of artisans】
Real Japanese ikebana tools hand forged by third generation of bonsai tools artisans in the city of Sanjo, in Niigata Prefecture. Sanjo is known since 17th century for the metalwork skills of their artisans and blacksmiths.
【Yasugi Specialty Steel】
Ikebana tools made of Yasugi Specialty Steel, a unique steel produced only in Japan. Yasuki steel is made in the Hitachi Metals plant in Shimane prefecture (Japan). It is created by combining iron and steel, removing impurities (phosphorus, sulfur, etc) that reduce sharpness, and forging and rolling the steel many times with hot processing. The characteristics Yasugi Steel tools are extra strong, wear-resistant and long-lasting sharp tools.
【Clean Cut, Heavy Duty Yasugi Scissors】
With a sharp and sturdy edge, it severs flower fibers cleanly resulting in better water absorption and prolonged life. The open angle makes it good as well for cutting thick branches.
【"Warabi" Handle, Multipurpose Scissors】
Classic Ikenobo School design with curved shaped handles resembling the leaves of a fern. These handles are used for crushing the ends of hard stems and branches as an additional preservation technique. Suitable for general ikebana and flower arrangement tasks, gardening and delicate work. No problem with thick branches.
Ikebana Artist and Instructor
As an ikebana enthusiast and instructor, I've enjoyed using the ikenobo model scissors from the Wazakura brand. The ikenobo model scissors are used in several ikebana schools, including the Sogetsu school I teach.
The balance of these scissors is spot-on. Surprisingly, they are heavier than I was used to, enhancing their ease of use. Elegantly packaged and engraved with the Wazakura label, the scissors immediately convey their high-quality craftsmanship.
Crafted in Japan, these scissors offer remarkable sharpness, making clean cuts a breeze. They enable me to work gracefully with delicate stems and sturdy branches, preserving the natural beauty of each element.
I wholeheartedly recommend these Japanese-made scissors for those seeking reliable ikebana tools.
【Video: How are Wazakura's YASUGI STEEL scissors made?】
【Video: The Artisans behind Wazakura's Yasugi Steel Bonsai Scissors】
Meet Mr. Shige, the Japanese artisan behind our Yasugi Steel Bonsai Scissors (and ikebana as well!) and have a sneak peek at its manufacturing process.
【Video: Tool Maintenance】
How do you clean your tools? Is there a correct way to sharpen them? Or any advice on how to generally proper take care of your tool kit?
If those questions have ever crossed your mind, you will enjoy this video, in which Wazakura Japan's resident bonsai artist Yusuke Ogawa explains and show the proper way to maintain and take care of your bonsai/ikebana tools collection.
Very well-made, sturdy. These do not have any sort of spring action, but Ifm fine with that. Be careful! These are razor sharp out of the box, I was opening packages and handling them carelessly and cut my finger. These look like they will last a long time. No rust forming yet, but I keep them in the tool shed when not in use.
Very sharp. Great pruners for clean cuts
These are amazing. I find reasons to use them.