Nothing beats these one-handed carbon steel Topiary Clippers for box clipping and other topiary: easy on the hand thanks to the 5 inch blades and spring action, and easy on the eye thanks to the graceful, simple design. The Japanese name (hakaribasami) means leaf cutters: it?s important not to cut old, hard wood, only soft new growth. To keep the blades clean and sharp, we recommend using Niwaki Crean Mate, Camellia Oil and Sharpening Stone (all available separately). Made in Japan. Total length 27 cm, blade length 11 cm, weight 251 g.