Hidehisa Ikebana Flower Scissors
Hand-forged Japanese stainless steel flower scissors by Hidehisa. Perfect for pruning flowers and flower arranging.
Please note: This product is not eligible for discounts and will ship separately from plant orders.
A true collector’s piece. Handmade in Japan, each piece is hand-forged and sharpened using traditional Japanese methods. The traditional techniques inherited from the Edo period produce razor sharpness. Hidehisa shears are environmentally friendly — no chemicals have been used in coloring the steel handles.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Cutting flowers with ordinary scissors can cause the flower to prematurely lose their vibrancy. The clean, sharp cut and the acuity of the angled blades keep the fibers at the cut ends from being compressed, allowing for better water absorption. The curved ends of the handle are called warabi-te and are used for crushing the ends of hard stems as an additional preservation technique.
After use, wipe off any dirt and plant matter and store it indoors to prevent rusting. Wiping with cutting oil (or sewing machine oil) will help protect the shears, particularly if you’re planning on storing them for an extended period of time. These shears are incredibly sharp, but if the blades require sharpening over time, have them professionally sharpened or use a whetstone sharpener.
Please note: Because of the handmade nature of this item, each tool will have variations and irregularities.
- Total Length: 6.5″ L
- Blade Length: 1.9″ L
- Materials: High Carbon Steel
- Weight: 0.3 lbs
- Maximum cutting capacity: Stem diameter about 10 mm
About Hidehisa by Toyama Hamono:
Manufactured by Toyama Hamono, a traditional shears manufacturer based in Sanjo, Japan — a town famous for the craft of blacksmithery since 1861. Their methods are based on the manufacturing methods of Katanas (Japanese swords) and have been hand-making secateurs and shears for almost 160 years. Toyama Hamono enjoys a reputation throughout Japan and the world for producing excellent gardening shears.
Using a thousand-year-old method of steel manufacturing called Tatara, and premium quality Hidehisa steel from Sanjo, skilled craftsmen polish the blades and create excellent scissors and shears that produce the finest cuts.