Inventors of the original anvil pruner, Löwe has been manufacturing in Germany since 1923, producing high-quality pruners that are valued by commercial vineyards, orchards and nurseries around the world. Designed to make efficient cuts against a fixed anvil, they cut exceptionally well with little force, even through difficult woods and larger diameter stock. Successive refinements in blade geometry permit relatively thin but strong blade construction, with a low-angle taper from back to edge that not only reduces effort when cutting tough, dry wood, but also cuts cleanly in soft, green stems without crushing adjacent plant tissue. Suitable for right- or left-handed users, all models have sturdy steel bodies that are chrome plated for rust resistance, and hardened steel blades that are precision ground to a keen edge. Contoured handles have a soft rubberized coating for a comfortable grip. The internal spring mechanism has been rated to withstand one million compressions without failure – well over a lifetime of use, even for a professional. All blades and parts are replaceable.
A & B. Designed closely after the original Löwe anvil pruner, these cut efficiently with minimal strain on the hand and wrist. The smaller model #5.104, with a 1-3/4" blade that powers through material up to 5/8" in diameter, is 7" long overall, ideal for smaller hands. The larger model #1.104 has a 2-3/8" blade, suitable for material up to 1" in diameter, and is 8" long overall.
C & D. This innovative design combines an anvil-style cutting action with a distinctive head shape similar to that of a bypass pruner. The long, curved shape of the single blade and matching anvil helps grip the material, preventing it from twisting out of the jaws. The slim design also permits detail cuts close to the stalk or in confined spots where a regular anvil pruner cannot reach.
Model #8.104 has the traditional Löwe handle shape, while model #8.107 has arc-shaped handle designed to fit smaller hands comfortably. For a perfect fit, both have handle-adjustment screws to let you fine-tune the span between the handles.