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Okatsune Hand Pruners, 0.75-inch Cutting Capacity, 8-inch Length

# OK103
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12 @ $ 63.99
> 3 @ $ 59.99
Weight: 0.600000 lbs

Incredibly hard steel blades are tough enough for bamboo! Plus the unique one-hand locking feature makes these pruners a favorite of professionals!

Blades are made from Izumo Yasuki Japanese steel to deliver a Rockwell hardness of 60 +/-1. The specially engineered blade angle provides a smooth, clean cut without crushing. Plus, the unique locking/unlocking feature allows you to open and close these shears with one hand - once you try it, you won't go back! 0.75-inch cutting capacity; 8-inch overall length; weight of 8.7 oz.

Specs

8in. overall, 3/4in. cutting capacity, Izumo Yasuki steel, locking mechanism, Rockwell hardness of 60+/-61. 8oz. Blade is not replaceable.

Warranty

A.M. Leonard's down to earth guarantee. This product is covered under A.M. Leonard's full one year warranty against manufacturer defects for product when used under normal conditions.

Review Summary (Based on 12 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Okatsune Hand Pruners, 0.75-inch Cutting Capacity, 8-inch Length

5 Stars

Okatsune Hand Pruners

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Simply the best on the market. As a Horticulturist I have used pruners daily over the last thirty years and have tried virtually every commercial brand out there. These are the only ones that have held up. They cut as advertised, require little to no maintenance, and hold an edge like none other. The last pair I had lasted 12 years until they were stolen, I'll keep this pair by my side.

5 Stars

Sheer bliss!

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These pruners have such a nicely balanced feel in the hand. The cutting action requires very little pressure. They are a pleasure for a person with arthritic hands to use! Many thanks!!

5 Stars

No Comparison

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If you can show me a sharper more ergogenic pruner, I'll buy it. After having the best pruners in my hand for over 30 years, nothing else even comes close, period.

3 Stars

Wouldn't Buy Again

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Yes, the blades are hard and keep an edge but everything else about these pruners suffers in comparison to Felco models. The mechanism to lock/unlock the handles is barbarous and way too stiff. If I don't scrupulously clean the blades after every use they stick together badly, and I'm just using them on ordinary garden pruning, nothing especially resinous or sticky. They lack features and ease of use that I'd grown accustomed to at this price point.

5 Stars

Great pruners

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This pruner is a great addition to my tool kit - equal to the classic Felco pruners I have used for years. Very easy in the hand. Sharp.

2 Stars

Returned

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This pruner is sturdy but built for a strong man's hand. I returned it and ordered a much more user friendly pruner that fits my hand and also does a wonderful job. Product # 1286 Pruner Bypass 8 1/2. I am very happy with the product and customer service.

5 Stars

The best!

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These were recommended to me by the landscaper. I have done much of the upkeep on our property (1.5 acres). I have used Corona and Felco, which were good, but these are the best. They keep a sharp edge all season no matter what different materials I have used them on. Definitely would recommend.

5 Stars

Outstanding!

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I've had my first pair of these pruners for over 20 years (a gift from a beloved sensei) and panicked when I thought they were lost forever after misplacing them at a demonstration garden. I was so happy to find a replacement; they are perfect. They stay sharp, can be closed with one hand, stay unlocked as they should and, are made to exacting standards. The smaller of the two sizes fit a woman's hand and they are perfectly balanced. While I did find my "favorite" old pair, I rest easy knowing I have an excellent back-up on the gardening bench.

5 Stars

Quality Hand Pruners

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The Okatsune pruners are the best in the world!! I started using them in 1987 and have bought nothing else since then. Nothing else on the market even comes close to the quality of this tool.

5 Stars

Quality Pruners. Pleasure to use

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I bought these pruners because I lost my Felco #7 and just love the Okatsune hand shears which I have used for years. They are wonderfully sharp and the latch to close them works really well. I like the fact that they are white and red. Read somewhere that this is so they will be visible in the day and in the evening. The Japanese are known for their knives, swords etc and it's a pleasure to support them by buying a quality tool. I figure the Swiss don't need my business ;-)

5 Stars

Best for bamboo

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Bamboo is both super fibrous and high silica which is very hard to cut with regular clippers. The bamboo nursery uses these exclusively.

5 Stars

Great pair of pruners.

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The latch alone makes this pruner worth the money, you can open and close them one handed by sliding the back along your hip, and unlike many other pruners, they stay unlocked until you want them locked. They also come super sharp and stay that way without needing to be sharpened, which makes for nice consistent cuts. I like the way these feel in my hand a lot better than felcos or other bulkier pruners, and they have held up extremely well, especially given the daily abuse I submit them to at work. Well worth the money if you are in the market for a top of the line pruner.

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Incredibly hard steel blades are tough enough for bamboo! Plus the unique one-hand locking feature makes these pruners a favorite of professionals!

Blades are made from Izumo Yasuki Japanese steel to deliver a Rockwell hardness of 60 +/-1. The specially engineered blade angle provides a smooth, clean cut without crushing. Plus, the unique locking/unlocking feature allows you to open and close these shears with one hand - once you try it, you won't go back! 0.75-inch cutting capacity; 8-inch overall length; weight of 8.7 oz.