Ikebana scissors Okatsune 209: Ikenobo style – large model
Okatsune 209 are perfectly balanced Ikebana scissors designed according to the Ikenobo style within the Japanese flower arranging. The short, wide blades are strong enough to simply cut through thick branches, while at the same time accurate enough for tailored work. With the extra notch at the bottom of the blade you can easily cut wires. Okatsune Ikebana scissors are the undisputed number 1 in Japan. Find out why!> Read more
- Total length: 180 mm
- Blade length: 42 mm
- Weight: 180 gr
- Ikebana: Ikenobo style large model
- Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
- Izumo Yasugi steel
The Okatsune 209 is the pure essence of the Ikebana scissors:
- 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 Ikebana scissors (Ikebana 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 and does not break.
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 blades can very easily be sharpened with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). Okatsune offers with the 213 also Ikebana scissors for the Sogetsu style, and with the 222 also scissors for the Koryu style.
Ikebana: Ikenobo style large model
Total length: 180 mm
Blade length: 42 mm
Weight: 180 gr
Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Izumo Yasugi steel
The scissors 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 scissors, 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).