Wazakura Yasugi Steel Ashinaga Bonsai Scissors 8"(200mm)
Size: L 7.87 × W 3.35 × H 0.59 inch (L 200 × W 85 × H 15 mm)
Length of Blades: 2.13 inches(54mm)
Weight: 5.22 oz (148 g)
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 bonsai tools handforged 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】
Bonsai 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 wood fibers cleanly resulting in faster healing cuts.
【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: Bonsai Tool Maintenance】
How do you clean your bonsai tools? Is there a correct way to sharpen them? Or any advice on how to generally proper take care of your bonsai 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 tools collection.
Wazakura scissors is the best scissors which I have used. I have planted, taken care bonsai over 20 years.
Worthy and strong
The scissors are a dream to cut with. However, do not rush through the job as you will find the design of the handle will catch your skin between it. These tools is meant to be used slowly and methodically, they are not fast pruners. Build is great and the design looks traditional and sturdy.