Phone: 510.409.0217
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Superior Japanese Hand Tools for Woodworking, Kitchen, Gardening and Grooming

Business Hours: Tuesday - Saturday  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

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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.