Manufactured by TOYAMA HAMONO, a traditional shears manufacturer based in the Sanjo Niigata japan. TOYAMA HAMONO was established in Sanjo, a town famous for the craft of blacksmithery, in 1861. Their methods are based on the manufacturing methods of Japanease swords (KATANA) and have been hand-making secateurs and shears for almost 160 years. TOYAMA HAMONO enjoys a reputation throughout Japan and the world for producing an excellence in gardening shears.
The tatara steel manufacturing method is a process unique to Japan that has a history of over a thousand years.Hidehisa steel from Sanjo, premium steel from Japan, embodies the sensibility and techniques cultivated for over a century. Skilled craftsmen polish the blades to produce a consistent, light and smooth friction between the blades when opened and closed. The wide, rounded handles are crafted in anticipation of the force used when cutting thick branches. They are ergonomically designed so that the strength of the palm can be efficiently communicated to the blade tip. The sharpness lasts to reduce fatigue even when cutting for long periods. Once experienced, no other shears will do.
The Wonder 500™は、クールジャパン政策のもと“世界にまだ知られていない、日本が誇るべきすぐれた地方産品”を発掘し海外に広く伝えていくプロジェクトです。
The Wonder 500 project is a regionally-driven Cool Japan project designed to discover “local products that are the pride and joy of Japan but not yet known outside of Japan,” and then promote them around the world.