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Tsurumaki Hamono

Tsurumaki Okubo Shears

Tsurumaki Okubo Shears

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Introducing the Tsurumaki Okubo Shears, meticulously crafted to meet the demands of discerning gardeners. These shears feature Yasugi Steel Blue Paper No. 2 blades, renowned for their durability and long-lasting sharpness. 

Designed with clam blades for superior branch separation, the Tsurumaki Okubo Shears effortlessly glide through branches with minimal resistance, providing a comfortable and precise cutting experience. Equipped with rust-resistant stainless steel screws, these shears maintain optimal blade alignment for extended sharpness retention. Additionally, the large, smooth handle enhances grip and comfort, catering to users with large hands or those wearing work gloves.

With a non-slip satin finish, these shears offer both practical functionality and peace of mind during gardening tasks, making them an essential tool for any gardener's arsenal.


Length: 18cm / 7.1in
Blade length: 6cm / 2.4in
Handle length: 12cm / 4.7in
Weight: Approx. 210g / 7.4oz

Care & Use

  • Keep blades clean and dry after each use to prevent rusting.
  • Store shears in a dry, well-ventilated area to maintain sharpness.
  • Avoid cutting hard materials such as wire or metal to prevent damage.
  • Use a sharpening stone or professional sharpening service to maintain blade sharpness.
  • For left-handed shears, ensure proper handling to maximize comfort and efficiency.
  • Clean handles with a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that may damage the finish.
  • Handle with care to prevent accidental drops or damage to the blades.
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Blacksmith Skills Brought to Gardenware 

The art of forging in Niigata, particularly in the town of Sanjo, has a rich and storied history dating back to ancient times. The term 'forging' itself finds its roots in the act of repeatedly striking and shaping iron, a practice that has been integral to the region's identity for centuries. Renowned across Japan as a hub for hardware manufacturing, Sanjo has been honing its forging techniques since antiquity. Evidence of this legacy can be traced back to the Palaeolithic period, with notable milestones such as the production of Japanese nails during the early Edo period marking pivotal moments in the region's industrial evolution.

Over time, the expertise of Sanjo's blacksmiths has continued to evolve, with their craftsmanship extending beyond traditional tools to encompass a wide range of high-quality gardenware products, including clippers and shears. Today, the techniques passed down through generations of artisans remain at the forefront of Niigata's forging industry, blending time-honored traditions with modern innovation. As a result, Sanjo continues to be celebrated not only for its historical significance but also as a leading producer of finely crafted garden tools sought after by enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Brand History

Tsurumaki Hamono stands as a beacon of artisanal excellence in the realm of gardenware. With a legacy spanning over a century, this esteemed brand has mastered the art of crafting specialized shears and pruning tools that marry traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation. Each product bearing the Tsurumaki Hamono name is a testament to the meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality ingrained in the brand's ethos.

From precision-engineered shears designed to effortlessly trim delicate bonsai to robust pruning shears engineered to tackle even the toughest branches with ease, Tsurumaki Hamono's extensive range of gardenware reflects a deep understanding of the nuanced needs of gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts. Rooted in centuries-old forging techniques passed down through generations, every tool is forged from the finest materials, including Yasugi Steel Blue Paper No. 2, renowned for its durability and sharpness retention. As guardians of tradition and pioneers of innovation, Tsurumaki Hamono continues to set the standard for excellence in the world of garden tools, earning the trust and admiration of professionals and hobbyists alike.