Fruit shears Okatsune 304 with blue handles
The Okatsune 304 are very light and razor-sharp fruit shears with long blade (45 mm) end blue handles, specially designed for the food industry. The pointed, extremely thin blades (2.3 mm) ensure that you can reach even the tightest spaces. The Okatsune 304 is not suitable for cutting hard (woody) stems. For this purpose you can better use the Okatsune 307. Okatsune fruit shears are the undisputed number 1 in Japan, the country where its use has been elevated to an art form. Find out why!> Read more
- Total length: 190 mm
- Blade length: 45 mm
- Weight: 110 gr
- Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
The Okatsune 304 is the pure essence of the fruit shears:
- Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
- Simple design for optimal ease of use
- Ultra lightweight, and yet particularly robust
The blades of these Japanese fruit shears (Mekiri Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 59 to 60. 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.
The blade has been ground in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring making for a soft closing action. The Okatsune 304 is not suitable for cutting hard (woody) stems. For this you can better use the Okatsune 307.
Total length: 190 mm
Blade length: 45 mm
Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 110 gr
Blade hardness: 59 – 60 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Izumo Yasugi steel
The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is little maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after each use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. If you notice that the shears are cutting less well, you can grind them using the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).