Shrub shears Okatsune 216: short handled, short-bladed
Short model shrub shears with short wooden handles of 30 cm, and a large razor-sharp blade of 145 mm. This short, extremely lightweight model is ideal for topiary boxwood or the Japanese garden (o-karikomi), because you are close to the work. Also for pruning in tight spaces the 216 is ideal. Okatsune shrub 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: 515 mm
- Handle length: 300 mm
- Blade length: 145 mm
- Lightweight: 740 gr
Okatsune 216 is the pure essence of the shrub shear:
- Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
- Simple design for optimal ease of use
- Ultra lightweight, and yet particularly robust
Okatsune shrub 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 145 mm long blade, and the handles of 300 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 shrub 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).
Small sized model. Short-bladed.
Total length: 515 mm
Handle length: 300 mm
Blade length: 175 mm
Lightweight: 740 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).