Phone: 510.409.0217
Mon–Sat: 9AM – 5PM PST
Superior Japanese Hand Tools for Woodworking, Kitchen, Gardening and Grooming

New Business Hours: Tue - Sat  9 am - 5 pm (PST)  Sun & Mon Closed

We'll be closed for a business trip to Japan from April 23rd to May 29th.

Please feel free to email us for inquiries during this time.

New orders will be processed after May 29th. 

Back orders will be processed as a shipment arrives until May 5th and after May 29th.

A-type Pruning Shears

Available Options

Hand forged
Special blade steel

Overall length: 200mm (8")
Blade length: 65mm (2-5/8")

Overall length: 180mm (7")
Blade length: 50mm (2")

Very popular pruning shears, especialy among professional gardeners for regular pruning, Bonsai, and flower arrangement.



  • March 15, 2022 by Leslie Buck
    The pruning craftsmen I worked alongside in Kyoto (that I wrote about in my Japanese garden memoir) used shears like these. The shears sold by Suzuki-ya are so sharp they cut paper, I love demonstrating this when I give talks around the US-ones I use in gardens as well. As a professional landscape pruner, I love these pruning shears because the metal is so high quality, that sharpening has to be d... read more
  • October 29, 2015 by Joan
    I purchased a pair of these pruning shears weeks ago and have not stopped using them! I was going to buy yet another pair of standard gardening shears when I decided to make the investment in a professional grade tool. I am glad that I did. They are very high quality, sharp and comfortable to use. The way the handles are made makes them easy for any size hand to use. I also think that they would be an excellent gift for anyone who loves gardening.