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Nigiri Basami Grip Scissors

€70,00 EUR

  • Beautifully shaped thread and fabric grips
  • Made by craftsmen from the famous Banshu region

A unique pair of grips that can be held in your hand while you work and are used for cutting thread and for complex areas.

Due to its simple structure, they are also easier to sharpen than other types of scissors.

Nowadays, it's rare to find people with the ability to make these types of scissors from a single rod of iron by hand. These grip scissors are made by craftsmen in their 70s using high-carbon steel called Aohagane (blue steel) which is stronger and more durable than other metals.

120mm/Black oxide finishing

Please use these strictly for fabric cutting and refrain from cutting paper with them to keep them sharp. The Scissors are extremely sharp so please use with care and make sure to keep out of the reach of children. 

Care: After use, clean the blade with cotton soaked with olive oil to prevent it from rusting.

Made in the Banshu region of southwest Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.


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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

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