If you’re looking for a pair of compact secateurs that are sharp, beautiful, and easy to use, then the Compact Secateurs “Dainty” might be the right choice for you. These secateurs are designed to fit comfortably in your palm, which means that you can easily switch between using your hands and the scissors when pruning trees or plants that require both methods. Many Japanese gardeners use their hands constantly as well as their scissors, when pruning new buds of pines, for example, and these compact scissors certainly come in handy for similar projects.
Compact secateurs Suitable for Smaller Hands
One unique feature of the Compact Secateurs “Dainty” is its inclusive design. It is more than just a tool for using your fingers and scissors simultaneously. They feature a design element that sets them apart from other scissors of this type: inclusivity. Designed by a Japanese female garden expert, these scissors cater not only to the typical user but also to demographics that are often overlooked, such as women and younger users with smaller hands. Compact Secateurs “Dainty” offers a tool that is inclusive of gardening, including children’s gardening. The handles do not open as wide as other scissors of this type, allowing for easy grip. This makes it possible for precise cutting of leaves and thin stems with just one hand. Despite their sharp blades, these scissors are safer when used correctly and provide better control and comfort thanks to their small size and ergonomic design. Even when used for extended periods, users with smaller hands can avoid discomfort or strain.
inclusive and universally accessible design
This product accommodates a wide range of users with varying abilities. Compact Secateurs “Dainty” are 17cm in total. This is less than 2 to 3cm from total length compared to most scissors. It is one-third lighter in weight. The handles are also thinner, making it easier for users with limited hand strength to grip, including young users, elderly individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The Compact Secateurs “Dainty” is the result of a collaboration between two of the world’s top garden tool manufacturing regions: Miki, Hyogo, and Sanjo, Niigata of Japan. They are crafted from S55C steel, a high-strength alloy renowned for its toughness and wear resistance. Designed by a garden tool distributor in Miki and individually handmade by skilled artisans at a reputable scissor manufacturer in Sanjo, Niigata, which has been in operation since 1939, each pair of scissors is meticulously crafted to ensure they maintain sharpness and exceptional quality over time.
What hand-crafted tools can offer
Japan’s rich history and exceptional dedication to garden maintenance have paved the way for a diverse range of garden tools designed to meet specific needs. Most manufacturers shy away from niche products because it is harder to make as much profit. We celebrate those who care for diversity and cater to niche segments such as left-handed or smaller-size tools. These compact secateurs were designed with female users in mind. However, they prove to be handy for anyone who wants something that fits perfectly in your hand, something that lets you use other fingers to do more delicate work, eliminating the need to store your secateurs in your holster.
The meaning behind the flower logo on the box
Compact Secateurs “Dainty” comes in a beautiful charcoal box, making them a perfect gift. The box features the scissor’s logo and brand name, “Ken-Katabami,” “Ken” means sword, and “Katabami” translates as flower wood sorrel. The wood sorrel is a popular Japanese family crest motif for its resilient life force that does not wither even when trampled as a weed, emphasising the durability and longevity of these scissors.
Size: L 16.5cm W 5.3cm
Blade Length (from the rivet): 4.3cm
Do not cut hard objects such as wire and dried flowers with these scissors. These scissors are specifically designed to cut raw branches and stems and the blades are finely adjusted for this purpose. If you want to cut wire, try our Bonsai and Floral Wire Cutter.