Okatsune 103 Pruner
The Okatsune 103 is the most popular pruner in the range. With its length of 200 mm this model is 20 mm larger than model 101, and 10 mm smaller than model 104. 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 25 mm, of such as shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers. Okatsune pruners are the undisputed number 1 in Japan: the country where pruning has been elevated to true art. Find out why!
The Okatsune 103 is the pure essence of the pruners:
– Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
– Simple design for optimal ease of use
– Particularly robust, yet lightweight
The blades of this Japanese pruner (Sentei Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. Therefore, the blades stay sharp for a long time and they consistently give a clean and precise cut in the wood, without giving much effort. Furthermore, Okatsune combines the hardness with a special flexibility, so that the cutting blade always aligns with the counter blade, even after intensive usage.
The blade has been ground 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 blades are very easy to grind with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). The shear features a locking system that can be operated with one hand. Do not forget to order a leather holster at the same time. The holster with belt loop allows you to safely carry your pruner with you if you’re not using it, but want to have close at hand. Furthermore, the holster also provides for a longer life of your shears. You will find various holsters at the bottom of this page.
Length: 200 mm
General purpose: max. cut diameter: 25 mm
Blade length: 55 mm
Lightweight: 202 gr
Optional leather holster with belt loop
Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)
Izumo Yasugi steel
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 (Okatsune 412).
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