Hedge shears Okatsune 230: long handled, long-bladed
Large hedge shears with long wooden handles of 50 cm, and a large razor-sharp blade of 200 mm. The long handles give you a great reach, so cutting up to 2.5 meters is possible. You can also cut large surfaces faster, easily penetrate deep into the crop, and effortlessly cut lower without bending. 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: 780 mm
- Handle length: 500 mm
- Blade length: 200 mm
- Lightweight: 1050 gr
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 230 is very suitable. Contrary to the 207 and the 217, where the stopper has been mounted on the left shoulder, the Okatsune 230 has an integrated stopper function.
Okatsune 230 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 200 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.
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, long-bladed.
Total length: 780 mm
Handle length: 500 mm
Blade length: 200 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).