Hedge shear Okatsune 204: medium handled, short-bladed
Medium-sized hedge shear with wooden handles of 45 cm, and a razor-sharp blade of 145 mm. The sharp blades and the leverage of the long wooden handles ensure that you will cut effortlessly through the toughest branches – like old hornbeam, pyracantha or rhododendron. But also for the finer work – like conifers, boxwood and similar – the 204 is very suitable. Okatsune hedge shears are the undisputed number 1 in Japan, the country where pruning has been elevated to an art form. Find out why!> Read more
- Total length: 665 mm
- Handle length: 450 mm
- Blade length: 145 mm
- Lightweight: 920 gr
Okatsune 204 is the pure essence of the hedge shear:
- Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
- Simple design for optimal ease of use
- Ultra lightweight, and yet particularly robust
Okatsune hedge shears are very user friendly, and a pleasure to use. You will notice that you can very accurately shape your hedge with ease. The handles of Japanese white oak are well-known to absorb vibrations, therefore working with these shears will be a very pleasant experience. The combination of the 145 mm long blade, and the handles of 450 mm ensures a perfect balance, and sufficient strength that you need to easily cut the hedge, or prune the branches.
The blades of these Japanese hedge shears (Karikomi Basami) 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.
The blades are very easy to grind with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).
Medium sized model.
Total length: 665 mm
Handle length: 450 mm
Blade length: 145 mm
Lightweight: 920 gr
A leather sheath for the blade is included.
Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Izumo Yasugi steel
The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is hardly any 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).