Japanese hoe for the digging, weeding and planting. Good in the veg garden for preparing seed beds, and great for prising out roots, clumps, rocks and other such unprisables Birch Handle.£18.95
Niwaki Crean Mate
This is a fab little scouring block for cleaning resin, rust and other gunks from blades. Add a few drops of Camellia Oil to the blade (or water works fine, but you ought to oil later anyway) then use the Crean Mate as you would a rubber. It has a fairly rough texture and might scratch polished surfaces, so we suggest testing before use on prize blades.
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Nothing beats these one-handed Topiary Clippers for box clipping and other topiary: easy on the hand thanks to the 5" blades and spring action, easy on the eye thanks to the graceful, simple design, and infinitely better than ordinary sheep shears (which are fine if you have the forearms of a Kiwi sheep farmer, but useless for the rest of us.) The Japanese name (hakaribasami) means leaf cutters: it’s important not to cut old, hard wood, only soft new growth.£49.95
Incredibly strong, lethally sharp, surprisingly light - and golden. What more could one ask of a spade? Ideal for general purpose digging, tree planting, rootballing and mixing cement etc.With a comfortable YD handle of tubular steel, firm tread and rigid steel pipe shaft, but weighing in at only 0.9kg you can rely on this spade not to flex or break under heavy use.£29.95
Hand forged in Sanjo in the north of Japan, our 'double yellows' are the perfect combination of refined craftsmanship and every day usability. KA70 carbon steel holds a mean edge, the chunky catch at the bottom and the strong spring gives a reassuringly simple functional feel, and the yellow grips show up when you've left them somewhere in the garden.Perfect for keen gardeners, landscapers and professionals who work their tools hard and need quality and precision in daily use.£69.95
Okatsune 103 secateurs are simple, robust, the number 1 choice for professional gardeners. Well made from the finest Japanese Izumo Yasugi steel the blades stay sharp for a long time giving a clean and precise cut without giving much effort. A brilliant tool used by experts and professional gardeners around the world.£42.95
Oil from the seeds of Camellia oleifera (same family as Camellia and tea) is the traditional Japanese choice for protecting tools from rust: use it when cleaning, and as a regular protective coating. Leaves a lovely deep, non-oily finish, and it's odourless and tasteless (handy for kitchen knives, but don't try drinking it.)Cold pressed Camellia seeds blended with white mineral oil. Not for human consumption.£7.95