The most widely used pruners in the line are Okatsune pruners. These pruners are usually 200 mm long. The pruner's razor-sharp blades are forged from the best Japanese steel (the same steel used to make Samurai Katana swords), allowing you to easily cut through branches up to 25 mm in diameter from plants like shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers.
In Japan, a country where pruning has been elevated to a real art form, Okatsune pruners are without a doubt the best. You can test the cut and thrust of this Japanese piece of craftsmanship since pruning fruiting trees is one of the first gardening tasks people complete in the new year. The Japanese pruner has blades that are specially forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0.
As a result, the blades maintain their sharpness for a long time and effortlessly cut through wood with a clean, precise cut. Additionally, Okatsune blends unique flexibility with a hardness to ensure that the cutting blade always lines up with the counter blade, even after prolonged use. The blade has been honed at two angles so that it would cut through wood neatly without needlessly harming the plant. The hollow ground blade's distinctive design allows the sap to drain away from the blade while maintaining the blade's structural integrity. The spring's V-shape guarantees uniform distribution of the cutting force along its entire length, resulting in a smooth closure.
Features if Okatsune Pruners
The Okatsune shear has a locking mechanism that is one-handed operable. Don't forget to place a separate purchase for a leather holster. If you're not using your pruner but still want to keep it nearby, the holster with a belt loop enables you to do so safely. Additionally, the holster ensures that your shears last longer. These shears are lightweight, to start. You'll appreciate how NOT clunky they are if you have a lot of trimming to do.
The Okatsune's blade is very sharp. People have been using these pruners continuously for the past 10 months, and you will only have to sharpen them once. These pruners' spring design is incredibly ergonomic. Your hand will not wear out by it. The motion of the opening and closing is quite fluid. And you will favor the handles' bottom-mounted closing latch. Also, and this might not be relevant to your problem, the red and white markings on the handles of these pruning shears are very helpful. If you accidentally drop these in the garden, you will notice them right away.
How Should Okatsune Shears and Scissors be Cared for?
Even though Okatsune shears are made of the best steel, if they are not properly maintained, they can rust. After use, we advise cleaning the blades. We advise oiling the instruments after cleaning them, then storing them with the cutting blades closed, away from moisture. Any remaining plant juice must be removed after using your Okatsune pruners. You can remove practically anything from your shears with a dry piece of cloth. Still, need further cleaning?
Clean the blades with a brush and some warm water and mild detergent to remove any debris. Dry the blades properly after thoroughly rinsing off any remaining detergent with clean water. To avoid any rust, this is crucial.