Pruning Tools

Japan’s leading manufacturer of pruning and harvesting tools, Okatsune, is based in Hiroshima. Okatsune have been manufacturing sharp and durable cutting tools for over 70 years, and using a precise quenching and tempering process they turn high quality steel into blades that test 60 to 61 on the Rockwell C hardness scale.

Okatsune’s razor-sharp tools are uniquely forged from the best Izumo Yasugi steel, which has traditionally been used to make Katana swords. 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, and produces blades that will keep their edges longer.


We have selected and tested the following Okatsune products for sale and distribution.

Secateurs
Snips
Hedge Shears