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Mini Sentei Gardening Secateurs


Scissors: Carbon steel, leather

Case: Leather

Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan


L14 x W3.5 x H1cm ( Blade 4.5cm)


Maximum cutting capacity: Raw wood diameter 10 mm (blade edge)


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Small and convenient to carry, these mini pruning shears can be used for all kinds of pruning work and flower picking. Handmade from high-carbon forged steel by skilled craftsmen at *Toyama Hamono in Niigata prefecture, the strong blade boasts razor-blade sharpness, allowing twigs and stems to be cut quickly and easily. Use to cut stems up to 10mm in diameter. Do not use to cut shrubs, artificial flowers, wires, or bamboo. After each use, it is recommended to wipe with blade oil and store indoors.


*Toyama Hamono is a traditional shears manufacturer based in Niigata prefecture, Japan. The company was established in Sanjo, a town famous for blacksmithing, in 1861. Their methods are based on the manufacturing methods of Japanese swords (Katana) and have been hand-making secateurs and shears for almost 160 years. Toyama Hamono has acquired a reputation throughout Japan and the world for their production and quality in exceptional gardening shears.


Niigata, Japan

Since 1861

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Toyama Hamono is a traditional shears manufacturer based in the town of Sanjo located in Niigata prefecture, Japan. Sanjo is a town famous for the craft of blacksmithery. The founding of Toyama Hamono dates back to the Bunkyu period of the Edo era (1861-1864), their techniques have been passed down through five generations in Sanjo. Their methods are based on the manufacturing techniques of Japanese swords (katana) and have been hand-crafting traditional secateurs and shears for almost 160 years.

Toyama Hamono continues to offer high quality and trusted products, which can last a lifetime, while maintaining a respectful reputation throughout Japan and the world for producing excellence in gardening shears and secateurs.

Tsubamesanjo 燕三条

Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture is a town famous for its metal processing and technological evolution. With the history and traditions of such manufacturing still preserved by craftsmen in this area, new advanced industrial technology continues to develop, making Tsubamesanjo homewares ideal products for the modern home, while still living within tradition.

Tsubame and Sanjo, often referred to as “mid-prefecture,” are two cities located almost in the center of Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is famous for its metal processing, but it is also a region rich in nature – thanks to the Shinano river, Japan’s longest, that runs through the region – and is known as a production center for delicious rice and fruits. Its fertile land has long contributed to a harvest of agricultural products and prosperity.

The tradition of metal fabrication in these two towns dates back over 400 years to the Edo period (1603-1867), with the manufacturing of metal nails marking a turning point in Japan’s industrial revolution. Since then, Tsubame-Sanjo has become one of the world’s leading technological zones, continuously developing new ways to improve and evolve industrial technologies to meet new challenges amid changing times. But time-honoured techniques of the past are not forgotten. Some traditional industries, such as Tsuiki copperware and forging, are still passed down in an unbroken line from generation to generation, while simultaneously embracing present-day lifestyles with contemporary metal products and tools that no modern household can do without. In this way, the manufacturing tradition of Tsubame-Sanjo continues to evolve.


Living within Tradition

Shop Location


279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca




Shop Hours


Tue ~ Sat: 11:00 ~ 18:00

Sun: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Mon: Closed


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