FAQ

Who is Okatsune Europe?

De Wild BV from Roosendaal, The Netherlands is already for more than 10 years the exclusive representative of Okatsune in Europe.  De Wild BV is also already for many years the exclusive respresentative of the reputable Japanese brand Silky and sells motorized tools under the brand name GTM Professional. 

How can I contact Okatsune Europe?

You can contact us as follows:


Telephone:      

+44 (0)1981590224


E-mail:                 

info AT okatsune-europe DOT com


By mail:
Okatsune Europe
Foxley Estate Office

HR47HQ Mansel Lacy Hereford


Via social media

Can the blades be grinded?

Certainly! When you notice that your shear or scissor is cutting less well, you can grind it with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).

How is it possible that the Okatsune shears and scissors are so sharp?

The blades of the Okatsune shears and scissors are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. Therefore, the blades stay sharp for a long time and they consistently give a clean and precise cut in the wood, without giving much effort. Furthermore, Okatsune combines the hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage.

What is the origine of Okatsune?

Okatsune shears and scissors are coming from the Izumo region in Hiroshima, Japan. The razor-sharp shears are uniquely forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel, which is traditionally being used for the Katana swords used by the Samurai knights. Izumo Yasugi steel is characterized by a high carbon content and is forged by the best master blacksmiths of Japan, using an age-old technology. This process only takes place in the Izumo region, solely using Izumo iron sand.

What is the best way to maintain Okatsune shears and scissors?

Although Okatsune shears are made from the finest steel, they can rust if not properly maintained. We recommend to clean the blades after use. After cleaning, it is wise to oil the shears, and store moisture-free with the cutting blades closed. 

Are there any accessories available?

We offer a number of accessories and parts for the Okatsune shears and scissors: leather holsters to safely store the shears or scissors - a whetstone for maintenance of the blades - and spare parts such as the easily replaceable spring. Click here to view all accessories

Can I also buy Okatsune shears and scissors in a shop?

Okatsune Europe has a specialized distribution network. In the dealer locator you can find your nearest dealer.

What is Ikebena?

Ikebana is the term for the Japanese art of flower arranging. For each Ikebana style Okatsune has designed specialist scissors. Whether you follow the Ikenobo, Sogetsu or Koryu school, you will always find the perfect scissors.

When you have another question, you can ask a question through our contactpage.