S-Type limited edition - Secateur

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S-TYPE SECATEUR - Limited Edition secateurs by NIWAKI.

They're forged from Hitachi YCS-3 carbon steel, a premium, hard wearing steel that retains its edge well and sharpens easily. The S-Type design is a combination of the two traditional Japanese secateur designs, A and B Types, offering perfect ergonomics of grip and balance for long use. Handles are wrapped with varnished Wisteria rattan, that not only looks amazing but also provides a natural, texture grip that feels great in the hand.  

Limited production batch of just 280 pieces - they come served up in a kiribako Paulownia wood box and make a most excellent gift.


As a natural material, rattan should be treated a step more carefully than regular secateurs - not bashed about, not left out in the rain overnight (not a good idea, for any tools, incidentally...) and generally looked after. In particular, don't fold the secateur lock catch inside the handle, as this can wear the rattan.

Tools made from carbon steel will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves two things - keeping them clean, and keeping them sharp.

Keeping them clean:

  • scrape off leaf resin and gunk
  • if necessary use water to rinse off, then dry thoroughly. There's nothing wrong with a scrubbing brush and washing up liquid.
  • rub over with a Crean Mate and Camellia Oil to remove any last gunk
  • wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

Keeping them sharp:

New tools won't need sharpening for some time, but after a while you'll notice them gradually lose their edge. Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks.

Blade Care:

Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to. It will chip if abused.

Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material. Even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges.
Do not twist or apply uneven pressure.

CAUTION: Blades chip or crack through misuse or bad luck, neither of which are covered under the warranty.

MatériauxHitachi YCS-3 carbon steel, Handles wrapped with Japanese Wisteria rattan
Dimensions20 cm
Poids229 g
AutresPaulownia gift box

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