[Sasaoka] Mon-Gata Karikomi Shears (Blue Paper Steel No.2) Tetsufuku Variant [SSK020202]
Our Selling Price: 26,400JPY (not include VAT & TAX)
These shears are Blue Paper steel variant. Blue Paper Steel is a steel material based on White Paper Steel with additions such as chromium and tungsten to improve heat treatment properties and wear resistance. The sharpness of the blade lasts for a long time, but it is difficult to sharpen.
* It will be necessity about 7 business day to send.
* for Right handed
Mon-Gata is a type in which the shoulders are rounded and the left and right handles are parallel or nearly parallel when the blade is closed.
Features of Sasaoka Mon-Gata pruning shears
The length of the blade from the tip to the riveting is about 195mm, which is the standard length of Karikomi shears for Japanese professionals. The handle is about 450mm long and the material is oak. The total length is 715 mm and the weight is about 875 g. They are a little shorter than professional Karikomi shears from other manufacturers, but they are very well balanced and feel lighter than their actual weight.
The material of the blade is Blue Paper Steel No.2. As you know, hardness = sharpness is attractive for steel, but the more hard it is, the more brittle it becomes. Please use it only for trimming leaves like box clipping or cloud pruning. We recommend using clippers or saws to cut branches thicker than a few millimeters.
Bolts are used for caulking. When the bolt comes loose, you can easily tighten it, but be careful not to overtighten. The surface of the blade has a black finish. Perhaps you feel the handcrafted goodness in this finish.
The main use
box clipping or cloud pruning
About a maker, Sasaoka (Kochi pref)
Sasaoka Hsami Factory
cap : Satoru Sasaoka in Sasaoka Hasami Factory / Photo by Hiroshi Urata, copyright : The 庭NIWA magazine
Eiji Sasaoka, the first generation, and Satoru Sasaoka, the second generation, are the only Hasami Blacksmiths in Tosa (Hasami means clippers, scissors, shears, pruners, secateurs, etc). According to Mr. Satoru, "The Mr. Eiji has a strong spirit of challenge and has great skills. And I think that my characteristic is to work carefully." In fact, the Hasami of Sasaoka that the two of them produce are a collaboration of skill and politeness. Looking at the mallet marks and sharpening marks, you can feel the warmth of handmade. On the other hand, when you actually use it, it cuts smoothly. The Hasami and knives in particular are carefully hand-sharpened, so the blades are very beautiful.
Another feature of Sasaoka Scissors Manufacturing is that they can produce a wide variety of cutlery and tools using scissors as their basic technology. At the age of 24, Mr. Eiji set up a blacksmith factory here in Ino City, Kochi Prefecture, but when he was making Hasami, neighbors asked him to make kitchen knives and farming tools. Mr. Eiji, who has a strong spirit of challenge, quickly expanded the product categories of Sasaoka.
The character "英" used in the inscription is derived from Eiji's name.
Garden scissors, Kiribashi, Earthenware, Bonsai tools, kitchen knives, agricultural tools (scythes, plows, hoes, etc.)
Ino City, Kochi Prefecture
The notes on use about Sasaoka Karikomi Shears (Mon-Gata)
* Please do not twist.
* please do not drop
* Please do not use it for any purpose other than cutting leaves and triming.
* It rusts for a steel part. Please wipe after use well.
* Please use a whetstone, if it becomes difficult to cut.
* If edged tool oil is applied, it will last long more.
|Kochi, Japan [TOBISHO]
|715 mm =28.15 inch
|195 mm = 7.68 inch (From the center of a bolt to the tip of edges)
|Yasuki steel, White Paper steel
|Oak (Length : 450mm)
|about 1380g (with edge case and shipping box, Including the difference in volume weight )