JOSHUA ROTH STAINLESS STEEL CONCAVE BRANCH CUTTER # 3169 MASTER GRADE
Known in Japan as Mataeda Hasami, these razor sharp tools are designed for cutting branches flush to the trunk. The resulting wound can then heal over quickly with little scarring. The concave cutter is the single most important tool for bonsai use and for which there is no substitute. The 8" versions are considered the basic size to begin with. The solid stainless steel construction of this master grade standard concave cutter gives the feel of fine surgical instruments and will provide a lifetime of superior use and easy care. The durability of these tools is second to none. 15/16" blades, 8" overall length.
Primary to the successful bonsai is cutting away unwanted portions of the tree. The most important tools for these tasks are shears and pruners. Pruning allows you to shorten a branch or the height of a tree, as well as removing entire unwanted branches. Shears are NOT meant to cut using a by-pass action. While cutters bite, the edges of biting tools usually overlap slightly--closing without contact, one over the other. The most basic bonsai starter set should include the tools needed to accomplish the basic pruning and shaping tasks.
The concave cutter is the single most important tool for bonsai use and for which there is no substitute. These tools are designed for cutting branches flush to the trunk. Concave cutters come in several sizes - the most useful size to start with is 8" overall length. This size has a medium size cutting surface and is a good choice for most cuts. Concave cutters bite into a branch completely from its base and cut into the branch base flatly. This leaves a cut that heals faster and leaves less scarring than a straight across cut. Made in Japan