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Toyama Hamono

High Carbon Steel Secateurs, 200mm Toyama Hamano, Good Design Award

High Carbon Steel Secateurs, 200mm Toyama Hamano, Good Design Award

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These are professional-grade secateurs perfected for the art of cutting and have been awarded the "Good Design Award." Entirely handcrafted by Japanese artisans, they are made from forged Japanese high-carbon steel, with their distinctive blades as sharp as razors, ideal for precise cuts and pruning of plants.

Forged from renowned Yasugi steel, these secateurs feature an ergonomically grounded design. The handles are notably thick with smooth curves, ensuring a perfect fit in the hand while achieving a lighter weight. The bulge in the stopper not only enhances usability but also safety. Each process step in creating these secateurs is meticulously carried out by hand, and the handles are coloured through furnace baking, a method that avoids using chemical paints.

The "Good Design Award" recognises the excellence in design and functionality these secateurs embody, celebrating the blend of traditional craftsmanship and ergonomic innovation they represent.

  • With its wide and smooth curve and bulging stopper, the handle fits comfortably in hand, reducing fatigue even during extended periods of use.
  • The harmony between the sharp blade and the rounded handle is not just aesthetically pleasing but also considers the balance of weight, enhancing work efficiency.
  • The material's quality shines through, blending the glossy finish of the blade, reminiscent of a Japanese sword, with the softness of the hand-finished handle.

About the Manufacturer

Toyama Hamono, established in the Edo period (1861), is a traditional secateurs and scissors manufacturing company. For over 160 years, artisans across five generations have maintained their commitment to trust and quality. Their secateurs, made using traditional techniques like fire forging, back grinding, and blade fitting, are beloved for their high quality domestically and internationally. Recently, they have aimed for even higher quality and durability by combining traditional techniques with cutting-edge machinery technology.

Fire Forging Steel:

Like the proverb 'strike while the iron is hot,' steel (Hagane) gains toughness when heated to high temperatures and hammered, shaping it and making subsequent processes easier.

Back Grinding for Sharpness:

In the blade professional world, it's often said that 'secateurs cut on the back of the blade' and 'the back is the soul of secateurs.' While the front of the secateurs usually gets more attention, the back of the blade is crucial to the cutting ability. The back grinding, done manually for each pair, is a testament to the traditional artistry of the artisans.

Fitting the Blades:

This final stage involves skilled artisans fine-tuning each pair of secateurs, using their senses to bring out the best cutting performance.


  • Total Length: 200mm
  • Weight: 232g
  • Blade Length: 70mm
  • Steel Material: Japanese high-carbon steel
  • Maximum Cutting Capability: Fresh wood up to approx. 15mm in diameter, blade tips up to approx. 5mm.


Japanese high-carbon steel.


Total Length: 200mm
Blade Length: 70mm
Weight: 232g

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