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.
【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.