Thinning shears Okatsune 307 with short blade suitable for harder (woody) stems
The Okatsune 307 are very light and razor-sharp thinning shears with short blade (1 cm shorter than the 304). The shears have been specially designed to cut through harder (woody) stems as in the cuttings, harvesting, and thinning of vegetables, and fruit. The pointed, extremely thin blades (2.3 mm) ensure that you can reach even the tightest spaces, such as thinning of grapes, pears, or apples, Okatsune thinning shears are the undisputed number 1 in Japan. Find out why!> Read more
- Total length: 180 mm
- Blade length: 35 mm
- Lightweight: 105 gr
- Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
The Okatsune 307 is the pure essence of the thinning shears:
- 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 thinning shears (Mekiri Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 59 to 60. 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 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 V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring making for a soft closing action. The Okatsune 307 is not suitable to cut branches.
Thinning shears / snips
Total length: 180 mm
Blade length: 35 mm
Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 105 gr
Blade hardness: 59 – 60 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Izumo Yasugi steel
The shears 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 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).