Pruners Okatsune 101 for small hands


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Very high-quality Japanese pruners forged by a unique method from the finest Japanese steel. The same steel from which the traditional Katana swords are made. We offer 3 bypass pruners, all suitable for cutting branches up to 25 mm

Pruners Okatsune 101 for the small hand

With its length of 180 mm the Okatsune 101 is the most compact pruners of the 3 models, and hereby particularly suitable for the small hand. The blades of this razor-sharp pruner are forged from the finest Japanese steel (the same steel from which the Katana sword of the Samurai are made), and enable you to effortlessly cut through branches up to 25 mm, such as shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and creepers. Okatsune pruners are the undisputed number 1 in Japan: the country where pruning has been elevated to true art. Find out why!

  • Suitable for the smaller hand
  • Length: 180 mm
  • General purpose: max. cut diameter: 25 mm
  • Blade length: 53 mm
  • Lightweight: 177 gr



  • Razor-sharp, always with a clean cut
  • Simple design for optimal ease of use
  • Particularly robust, yet lightweight

The blades of this Japanese pruners (Sentei Basami) are uniquely forged from the finest IZUMO YASUGI steel, and have a very high Rockwell hardness of 60.0 to 61.0. This hardness ensures that the cutting edge remains sharp, slicing easily through wood, and the blades slide smoothly over each other to give an easier cutting action. However, soft metal in the core of the blade make the shears tough. This toughness makes sure that the cutting blade always fits well on the counter-blade and does not break, not even under heavy load.

The blade has been grinded in two angles, so it will also smoothly cut through wood, and will not unnecessarily damage the plant. Due to the unique shape of the hollow ground blade the sap flows away from the blade, and the blades will not come apart. The V-shape of the spring ensures that the cutting load is distributed evenly over the length of the spring which guarantees a smooth closing.

The blades are very easy to grind with the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412). The shear features a locking system that can be operated with one hand. Do not forget to order a leather holster at the same time. The holster with belt loop allows you to safely carry your pruner with you if you're not using it, but want to have close at hand. Furthermore, the holster also provides for a longer life of your shears. You will find various holsters at the bottom of this page.


Specifications and maintenance

Extremely suitable for the smaller hand

Length: 180 mm

General purpose: max. cut diameter: 25 mm 

Blade length: 53 mm

Lightweight: 177 gr

Optional leather holster with belt loop

Blade hardness: 60 – 61 HRD (Rockwell Hardness C-scale)

Izumo Yasugi steel



The shears are constructed from a few components, so that there is little maintenance required. It is recommended to clean the blades after use. After cleaning it is recommended to oil the shears, and store moisture free with the cutting blades closed. If you notice that the shears are cutting less well, you can grind them using the Okatsune whetstone (Okatsune 412).