Secateurs & Whetstone Gift Set
These secateurs are the No. 1 choice for professional gardeners in Japan; made from high carbon steel they’re simple, sharp and strong.
They are also the number 1 choice of secateurs for us here at Modern Mint!
The reason we have started using these is simple – we worked in a garden that had 45 mature apple trees and 9 mature pear trees, all in need of renovation over several years.
Each winter the work got easier, as we thinned branches and opened up the trees to create a goblet shape on each one, but the work still involved long hours stood on a ladder in the freezing cold, moving nothing more than our fingers in order to cut the fruit trees branches.
It got so cold I could never open the Felco’s, because they have that little clasp that you use the thumb to move. When you can no longer feel your thumb because it is that cold, they just won’t do – so we tried the Okatsune, with their great big clasp at the bottom of the handle, to see if that made life better.
It did. We were still freezing cold, but at least we could open the secateurs sensibly and quickly.
(Don’t get us wrong, we like Felco’s) but these secateurs are the ones for us – the steel is strong, the tools are light and the blade can be sharpened easily. It can be sharpened easily by this – the traditional Japanese whetstone.
Just run under a tap for 30 seconds, then gently rub against the blade to sharpen. Simple, and a great way to look after your tools and make your gardening easier!
This traditional whetstone is so good, which is why we now put them together with the secateurs in a handy gift set.
Make your gift buying life easier for someone who loves their garden. Or be cheeky and get this great value offer for yourself….