Okatsune Range

Okatsune provide a range of premium quality pruners made from the highest quality materials using Japan's long tradition of superior craftsmanship. Renowned for the hardness of their blades, being forged from the finest Izumo Yasugi steel, gives long lasting sharpness to Okatsune tools. These simple yet strong secateurs, with their specially engineered blade angle, provide a smooth clean cut without crushing. The cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage and, that combined with the unique locking/unlocking feature allowing you to open and close the secateurs with one hand, delivers superb tools well-loved by commercial and home gardeners alike.

The Okatsune 101 has an overall length of 180mm and is the most compact pruner of the 3 models, they are particularly suitable for a small hand. The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel (the same steel from which the Katana sword of the Samurai are made), and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25mm, such as shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers.

The Okatsune 103 is the most popular pruner in the range. With its length of 202mm this model is 20mm larger than model 101, and 8mm smaller than model 104. The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25mm. Designed with a slightly longer handle for gardeners with a medium/large hand.

The Okatsune 104 bypass pruners are particularly suitable for the large hand with their length of 210mm (8mm longer than model 103). The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25 mm, of such as shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers.

The blade has been grinded in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring which guarantees a smooth closing.

The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is hardly any maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. If you notice that the shears are cutting less well, you can grind them using the Okatsune whetstone.

MANUFACTURER WARNING. Incorrect use of a Okatsune gardening tool may cause injury. Okatsune, its affiliates, subsidiaries, importers, distributors and dealers are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any fatality, injury, loss, or damage resulting from the use of its products.

Okatsune's razor-sharp secateurs are uniquely forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel, which is traditionally being used for the Katana swords used by the Samurai. Izumo Yasugi steel is characterized by a high carbon content and is forged by the best master blacksmiths of Japan, using an age-old technology. This process only takes place in the Izumo region, solely using Izumo iron sand. In summary razor-sharp, simple and robust.

Part No. Product Description Length (mm) Weight (gr) Blade Length (mm)
KST101 Pruning Secateurs 101 180 177 45
KST103 Pruning Secateurs 103 202 228 55
KST104 Pruning Secateurs 104 210 245 55

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