Toyama Sentei Scissors – Slim
carbon steel / leather case
Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan
L19 x W2 x H0.6cm (Blade 6.5cm)
Maximum cutting capacity: Raw wood diameter 10 mm (blade edge) up to 5 mm (blade edge)
Out of stock
Suitable for pruning work, these flower shears are handcrafted one-by-one by skilled craftsmen at *Toyama Hamono in Niigata prefecture. Handmade from high-carbon forged steel, which gives it the rich black colour, these shears feature razor-blade sharpness. Extremely satisfying to use for gardening, these shears fit comfortably in the hands and are easy to control. Use them to prune raw wood with a diameter of up to 10mm. 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.
No chemicals are used on the surface to ensure the product remains eco-friendly.
*Toyama Hamono is a traditional shears manufacturer based in Niigata prefecture, Japan. Founded in 1861 in Sanjo, a town famous for blacksmithing, the company manufactures gardening shears with techniques developed over five generations. Their methods are based on the manufacturing methods of Japanese swords (Katana) and they 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.
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.
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