SENTEI IKEBANA scissors by NIWAKI.
Ikenobo style scissors for traditional Japanese flower arranging. The short, broad blades are strong enough for woody cuts in hard stems. They take a bit of getting used to, but if the discipline of ikebana is something you aspire to, it's well worth it.
- KA70 carbon steel
- 17 cm long
Please carefully read the use & care advises. All article with a damaged blade by misuse or bad luck can not be returned.
USE & CARE
Carbon steel tools 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. Please sharpen the blades every time you feel necessary.
Smooth blades have their limits. 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.