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How bonsai scissors are forged using sword-making techniques in Japan

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  • Hirakawa Yasuhiro is a master blacksmith for Sasuke in Sakai, Japan.
  • Sasuke has been around since 1867 and specializes in scissors in addition to knives.
  • Gardeners like Yoshikawa Masakazu believe these shears are the best for maintaining bonsai trees.

Hirakawa Yasuhiro is a master blacksmith for Sasuke in Sakai, Japan, who forges scissors with techniques that were used to make swords, knives, and weapons. Japanese-style gardeners like Yoshikawa Masakazu are willing to wait a year to get their hands on a pair of scissors that’s perfect for maintaining bonsai trees.

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