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Sentei Basami BB200-Y (Japanese-style pruning shears)

The tatara steel manufacturing method is a process unique to Japan that has a history of over a thousand years. Not only the blades, but also the handle of the BB200-Y Pruning Shears are crafted using excellent cutlery steel, which is forged using that process. Hidehisa steel from Sanjo, premium steel from Japan, embodies the sensibility and techniques cultivated for over a century. Skilled craftsmen polish the blades to produce a consistent, light and smooth friction between the blades when opened and closed. The wide, rounded handles are crafted in anticipation of the force used when cutting thick branches. They are ergonomically designed so that the strength of the palm can be efficiently communicated to the blade tip. The sharpness lasts to reduce fatigue even when cutting for long periods. Once experienced, no other shears will do.