Types of Secateurs - What's type B, A and F?
We have a good range of secateurs from Kodo Shears and Onoyoshi Hamano from Japan. Both blacksmiths make type A, B and F and we are often asked what's the difference. Here is some general ideas; however every blacksmith puts their own touch.
- Japanese standard secateurs type with clam shape, thicker top blade;
- The blade direction is parallel to the handles;
- Handle is gently curved and is almost symmetrical
- The shape is influenced by European type secateurs;
- Blade thickness is similar to Type B;
- The top blade is angle down in relation to the handles;
- The handle shape is more curved than A or B type;
- Users of Western-style secateurs might find F type more familiar
- The top blade is thinner than Type B and slightly longer;
- Heavier compared to Type B or F;
- The handle is more curved on top side which helps to grip further from the blades;
- The blade angle is almost in the middle of Type B & F