Niwaki Tobisho SR-1 Secateurs

The secateurs used by our gardening team here at The Chelsea Physic Garden. Drop forged, deep in the mountains of Yamagata, from amazing high carbon steel, these secateurs combine a beautifully refined balance with a smooth, razor-sharp cut. The face of the cutting blade is slightly hollow ground to reduce friction in the cutting action, giving a cleaner, easier cut.

These babies are bashed out of one piece of top quality Yasugi steel, from blade to handle, and combine the shape of the traditional A-Type with more modern production techniques, resulting in a light and balanced but strong pair of secateurs that are comfortable to use all day long.


  • Yasugi YCS-3 Carbon Steel
  • 8" long (20cm)
  • 260g
  • Chunky catch at bottom
  • Red and yellow vinyl handles show up in the garden - peel them off if you prefer the more traditional look
  • Sharpen with our Niwaki Sharpening Stones