Hedge shears Okatsune 214: long handled, medium-bladed with a wide neck
Large hedge shears with wide neck, long wooden handles of 50 cm, and a razor-sharp blade of 175 mm. The Okatsune 214 differentiates itself from the 205, and the 230 by the wide, curved neck that ensures more space between the handles. The wide neck enables you to use the shears easily, using both as short (the hands on the front), and as long shears (the hands at the end). 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: 765 mm
- Handle length: 500 mm
- Blade length: 175 mm
- Lightweight: 1050 gr
In Japan Okatsune 214 is very popular with professional gardeners who operate the shears at the front of the handles. By using only the right hand while cutting the gardeners are able to prune the top of the hedge very quickly.
Because you can also use the shears as normal long hedge shears, you have purchased with the 214 actually two shears in one. The very 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 214 is very suitable.
Okatsune 214 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 vibration, therefore working with these shears will be a very pleasant experience. The combination of the 175 mm long blade, and the handles of 500 mm ensures a perfect balance, and sufficient strength that you need to easily cut the hedge, or prune the branches. With the 214 hedge trimmer you can well penetrate into the crop, thanks to the long handles but also cut lower without bending.
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).
Large sized model with long handles.
Total length: 765 mm
Handle length: 500 mm
Blade length: 175 mm
Lightweight: 1050 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).