Yoshioka Hamono - Kihachi Hand Forged Garden Shears 270mm


All of our Japanese Garden Tools are sourced ethically & sustainably. Our Japanese agent Yuko ensures the craftsmen are paid a fair price for their beautifully crafted tools.

These beautifully crafted shears are made of high quality hardened Yasuki Hagane Japanese steel (a similar material to what is used to forge an authentic Japanese sword).

The shears are both robust & versatile and have a unique hollow indentation along each blade (the darker steel in the close up image). This genius design allows the hollow to collect sap and other debris keeping the cutting blade clean and sharp for longer. The shears can cut green wood up to 8mm in diameter if positioned in the base of the shears.

Also available in a 240mm length blade here.

The Yoshioka family has been in the business of producing high quality tools since 1946 when the founder Mr Kihachi Yoshioka was a manufacturer of dressmaking scissors. Today the company is now a third generation business operated by Takashi Yoshioka crafting hedge shears and garden scissors.

The master performs a series of stringent manufacturing processes  to produce these beautiful tools include forging, colouring, grinding, polishing, sharpening, assembling & adjusting. 


The first secret to these beautiful tools is the way the steel is heated to ultra high temperatures and becomes tougher and stronger as it hand pressed and beaten into shape. 


The next secret is the blade. Two blades engage making each cut sharp and efficient. Please note the back of the blade should never be sharpened.


Each tool is expertly assembled by the skilled Japanese craftsmen engaging all their senses for them to pass the final test.

Care Instructions:

- Never cut hard objects with these Shears. They are designed to cut green raw branches and stems.

- Like all professional cutting tools - to prolong blade life wipe down with a solvent/lubricant at the end of each day to prevent sap build up.

- Never sharpen the back of your blade. It will harm the product.


✓ Handmade By Japanese Craftsmen 

✓ High Quality - Suitable For Professional Use

✓ Extremely Strong With A Unique Design

✓ Delivered To Your Door  



Delivery Information

Sydney Plant Co offers multiple types of delivery options, to suit your timeline, budget & location. Please keep in mind gardening products are generally heavy, fragile & have a large cubic mass compared to many other online products.

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Sydney Metro Courier Options: 

Sydney Standard Courier - Approximately 2-3 Business Days Delivery Time.

Postcodes 2000 -> 2234

0-10kg $10

10-25kg $15

Regular courier pickups are generally by 2:30pm. We offer same day dispatch for orders placed before 12pm. Sydney Plant Co is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

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Up To Approximately 50km From Alexandria 2015






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*Orders placed after 11am are available for delivery next day

** Plus fuel surcharge - Currently 23% May 2022

Australia Wide Courier - General Items**

Standard Metro Areas* inc:

Adelaide, Albury, Bendigo, Brisbane, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Geelong, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Wollongong & Young.

Surcharge Metro Areas* inc:

Cairns, Devonport, Hobart, Launceston, Mackay, Maryborough, Perth, Rockhampton & Townsville.

Standard Metro Locations

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0-5kg $15

0-5kg $20

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25-50kg $99

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50kg or over $149

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Please allow approximately 2-4 business days from dispatch for Metro locations.

*Flat rates are metro to metro only. A 50% surcharge applies to locations outside of the metro areas specified above.

**Oversize items attract a further 50% surcharge on the above pricing

Sydney Plant Co is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

Sydney Plant Co Local Delivery (Sydney Metro Only)

There are no weight limits for shipping via Sydney Plant Co. Goods will be taken 5-10m from our delivery vehicle only. Sydney Plant Co is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

Standard Delivery (Please Allow 2-3 Days)

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Next Day Delivery (For Orders Placed Before 1pm)

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Free Standard Delivery or $10 Next Day Delivery For Zone 1 Orders Over $199.00

Zone 1 includes North Sydney, Lower North Shore, Lower Northern Beaches, Sydney City, Inner South, Inner West & the Eastern Suburbs.


For a full list of postcodes please refer to our Shipping Policy.

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