As is often the case with Japanese tools, the beauty of these lies in the simplicity of design and quality of workmanship. Robust in construction for long-term service, yet lightweight and balanced for comfortable use, each is an effective cutting tool for its purpose.
The series includes a general-duty bypass pruner, large and small shears for more detailed work, and a folding handsaw for thicker branches. The pruner and shears are forged from heat-treated high-carbon steel, with highly polished blades to maximize sharpness. The blackened handles fit nicely in the hand and have a simple locking catch. The large shears also have a brass knuckle guard. The handsaw, with a Damascus-etched carbon-steel blade, cuts quickly and cleanly on the pull stroke and is taper ground to reduce binding. The oil-finished wenge handle has a lock to hold the blade open.
Made in Japan, these tools are a pleasure to use and will be prized in any collection.
Dimensions noted below are total length, followed by blade length.