Niwaki Pruners - Higurashi Secateurs
These pruners cut like butter. We personally use these in the shop for any clean up projects! Niwaki tools follow the design of traditional Japanese made tools. The Higurashi are made from drop-forged carbon steel (KA70 grade) and will stay sharp for a long time. Along with being made with even higher quality metals, they have a slightly wider handle and chunkier latch than the Sentei pruner. They can cut stems and branches up to 1" in diameter. Good for indoor and outdoors!
We recommend to keep them clean and dry between uses for longevity! It can also be handy to sharpen with a sharpening stone before long periods of use or extensive cutting to maintain the blade in the long run. Always follow the curve of the blade when sharpening!