MINI SECATEURS - Pocket size secateurs by TOYAMA HAMONO.
Pocket size (14 cm) secateurs forged in carbon steel by M. Hidehisa, 4th generation, from father to son. Leather leggings add a touch of natural character, as well as grip, and will age nicely to become a very personal tool.
These secateurs are absolutely perfect for flower arranging, greenhouse and 'back pocket' jobs where one doesn't always need or want larger pruners.
- Carbon steel blade, can be sharpened
- Soft spring
- Lock catch at the end
- Faux leather case with belt loop
- Nice cardboard box for storage
USE & CARE
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.
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.