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Ikenobo Basami Flower Scissors

€155,00 EUR

  • Beautiful traditional Ikebana scissors
  • Flower cutting scissors
  • Made by craftsmen from the famous Banshu region

Scissors for bonsai, specifically for cutting flowers with thick stems like lilies and other flower arrangements. The blades are set at an acute angle in order to cut cross-sections without crushing plant fibres, allowing for flowers to absorb water and live longer.

They come in different sizes such as Koryu style and Ikenobu style. Ikenobo is a flower arrangement used by the school called Ikenobo, which has schools all over the world.

About the maker:

Akira Inoue, a 90-year-old craftsman, creates a flower scissors by hand forging. He is one of the best scissors craftsmen in Japan who makes scissors from a single iron rod. Not to mention the sharpness, you can feel the artistry of the handmade scissors and the stylish atmosphere of the sound when you cut it. They are scissors that represents Japan.

Length 180mm 237g


Since the Edo era (1603-1868) the blacksmith and hardware industry known as Banshu (in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan) started long ago as a Katana (sword) manufacturers. Each sword carefully handmade which have stood the tests of time and are still remain an exceptional instrument.

Banshu Hamono was originally a family business coming from this region and history of craftsmen. What began as an industry producing swords, they began to produce knives for the kitchen and have since expanded to now manufactures a variety of products including utility knives, traditional Japanese razors, Japanese gripping shears used for cutting thread, pruning shears, floral shears, and various gardening tools.

Each individual piece is painstakingly hand-made by skilled craftsmen using the same techniques that have been employed for generations. For about 250 years, various new designs have been created to meet the needs of customers.

 

 
 

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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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