The secateurs we sell are all made in Japan from high carbon steel. We like the construction and weight of them - they just feel right in the hand. Carbon steel takes and holds an edge really well but it is more prone to staining and surface rust than other steels.
All secateurs benefit from a little maintenance every now and again but if you've gone down the carbon steel route it will need to be a little more frequent.
The good news is that maintenance is really straight forward and this kit has everything you need to keep your secateurs working like new for years.