The aesthetic of a tool is greatly influenced by how it's made. These Niwaki Sentei Garden Scissors have a distinctive symmetrical curved handles and a short cutting blade. That's partly down to the fact that they are hand forged in Japan. Each side of the scissor is forged from a single piece of steel which means the handles are formed by drawing down a taper and then looping them over to form the handle.
The resulting handle shape is very comfortable to use and suits a wide range of hand sizes.
The short blade is perfect for accurate cuts within tight spaces, making them ideal for cut flowers, dead-heading, Ikebana and light pruning.
These scissors are made from high carbon steel, which holds a sharp edge but can suffer from light surface rust if left in a damp environment. They should be kept lightly oiled and they clean up well and easily.
With their traditional round handles, they look beautiful and unusual - so they make a great gift for gardeners.
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