Monday, August 31, 2009

High Quality: Okatsune Pruners and Shears

If you want the best pruners, buy Okatsune. I was lucky enough to be introduced to this brand by Miles and Bobby at Aukland Nursery in Walterboro, South Carolina. For the last eight months I have been using Okatsune pruners and I am smitten. These pruners are better than Felcos.

Okatsune pruners are hand-forged from "Izumo Yasuki Steel" which is the same steel used to make Japanese swords. The dangerously sharp blade seems to slide through stems and small branches, making clean cuts. And they make a satisfying sound when they finish a cut- like a knife on a chopping block.

These pruners cost about $40-50 and are well worth the price. You will probably call to thank me after you buy your first pair.

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