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Niwaki Mini Snips

Small hand snips for plant, sewing, and fabric work. 

Traditional Nigiribasami snips. Ever eaten an onigiri? (rice balls, sometimes wrapped in seaweed, normally with something inside, like salmon.) Well, an onigiri is so called because it’s squeezed into shape in the palm of your hand, and these little beauties are so called because…you squeeze them in the palm of your hand. Nigiri = to squeeze.

Fantastic for bonsai, herbs and other jobs that call for minute precision, as well as fabric and sewing work, and fine paper cutting.

 

WHY WE  LOVE  IT

Beautifully and intentionally designed, Niwaki gardening tools are rooted in Japanese gardening traditions. 

Niwaki means garden tree. Not very exciting, but it implies far more than that. Japanese gardens are landscapes, microcosms of nature, and the trees are all shaped to fit into those landscapes - there’s an awful lot of artistry and cultural baggage in there too.


DETAILS

Stainless Steel

Made in Sanjo, Japan

Keep them clean, and keep them sharp. We say that about everything, but it’s never truer than with shears.


SIZE

4" x .5" x .4" / 100 x 13 x 12mm

 

1.3" / 35mm blades


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