Niwaki Snips

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Niwaki Grape Snips:
Slender blades for grape thinning and soft stem house plants.

Super pointy little stainless steel scissors, designed for thinning grapes but really rather fantastic as craft scissors, and wherever else precise little blades are called for - you’ll know what we’re talking about.

172 x 85mm
48mm blades
Max cut Ø3mm
Stainless steel
Vinyl Grip handles
Made in Sanjo, Japan


Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge.

Caring for them involves three things…

1. Correct Use:
Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

2. Keeping Them Clean:
Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

Camellia Oil avaible to purchase instore.