Mainichi Snips - Niwaki

$64.00

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6 in stock, ready to ship

Pickup available at Roxanne's Dried Flowers

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Description

Everyday snips for harvesting, cutting back and light pruning in the garden.

 

Standard issue in Japan, where these are considered the every day, go-to choice for lighter weight pruning, as well as floral use and general cutting back. The big chunky catch at the bottom has a crisp action that’s easy to use, even with cold wet hands or muddy gloves, and the spring is well secured and never accidentally pops out. As with all Japanese snips, these have a simple direct action, resulting in a very clean, efficient cut.

Yellow grips stand out in the garden, and are great for when they end up in the compost heap. Suitable for cuts of up to 5mm, depending on plant type and what you had for breakfast.

 

Caring For Your Tools

Most Niwaki 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
Care instructions

Dried and preserved flowers are mostly care free. The main factors that effect them are light or humidity. Direct sunlight can cause flowers to fade, and moisture can be absorbed and make certain flowers "wilt". If they end up getting dusty, we recommend canned air or a blow dryer on a low cool setting.

Return policy
  1. Returns are accepted as long as we are contacted within 15 days after the delivery date. 
  2.  Please contact us via email within 48 hours of delivery and/or local pickup with your order number and images if product is damaged to info@roxannesdriedflowers.com. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs. 
  3. All orders must be returned in the original box, and/or packaging intact.
  4. Mail to the address below: 

Roxanne’s Dried Flowers
3356 Spring Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Once a package is received, store credit will be issued minus original shipping cost and 15% restocking fee. Refunds and store credits can take up to 5 - 15 business days to process once we’ve received your package. We reserve the right to deny your request for a return if return requests are not met. 

Shipping and handling fees are non-refundable. Any item purchased on sale or at a discounted price is final sale and therefore non-returnable. We do not accept returns on perfume, soaps, lotions, essential oils, and refresher oils. 

Please note that Roxanne’s Dried Flowers is not responsible for any orders that are lost or stolen once they are in the hands of the designated mail carrier (UPS, USPS, FEDEX, etc). If your order is missing or damaged, file a claim with the mail carrier and email photos as well to info@roxannesdriedflowers.com.

If you're unable to attend a workshop or event, purchased tickets are eligible for store credit only.

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Local

With less than 10 employees, Roxanne's Dried Flowers has been a small, local business for over 25 years and has become a landmark in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Woman Owned + Operated

With humble beginnings growing and drying all her own product, this small business has been owned and operated by the same woman, Roxanne!

Sustainability

Dried flowers offer a long-lasting, low maintenance option that don't require water or refrigeration making their environmental impact far less than their fresh counterparts.