Handmade carbon steel topiary shears by Kudo Shears, an experienced blacksmith workshop in Yamagata, Japan. This pair of shears comes boxed with two spare springs.


These double edged (scissor sharpened) hand shears are made for trimming new growth on topiaries, hedges and bonsai. Please note these are a specialty tool and not designed to be used to cut thick material like general garden secateurs.


A leather pouch to suit the shears is also available! Please add from the option dropdown if you'd like to add with a discounted price for $25 (Pouch sold seperately is $40). 



Kudo Shears is run by the Kudo family and has continued for 80 years, succeeding the 660 years' regional blacksmithing techniques of Yamagata Prefecture. Kudo-san Snr has been producing long-lasting tough secateurs for 55 years and has received multiple awards for his creations. His seccies are loved by garden professionals, orchard workers and flower growers. His son is currently working with him to prepare for succeeding this workshop in the future.


Note: If your shears are left wet, or exposed to water then rust may develop. We advise that you wipe down your shears and apply camellia oil or a lubricant such as WD40 or INOX at the end of each day’s use and store in a pouch.


  • Materials: HCC

    Weight: 315g (each pair has some differences due to being handmade)

    Full length: 270mm
    Blade length: 110mm

  • If your product is faulty, please let us know within 7 days after receipt of the product. If the problem is major, we will exchange the product. If the problem is minor and repairable, we will repair and return. If we cannot repair in a reasonable time, you can have a choice of refund or replacement.