The very best option for an all-around pair of garden shears - ideal for hedges, shrubs, box clipping, and topiary. Hard-wearing SK steel holds its edge and puts up with a bit of mistreatment here and there, while the white oak handles are the perfect length for everyday use, and have subtle but satisfying bulges halfway down, offering a subliminal hotspot for where best to hold them for optimal balance.
NB. the Long Pair is not stronger than the Standard size. If anything they are weaker, with the longer handles under more stress. They are not loppers and should not be used for hard woody cuts, especially when fully stretched.
Keep them clean, and keep them sharp. We say that about everything, but it’s never truer than with shears.
Niwaki Shears and Loppers are made in Sanjo in the same factory as the Nata, by a family business renowned for merging traditional blacksmithing methods with more efficient production techniques. It’s a busy place and there’s always something going on.