Kaneshin Bonsai Tools

Kaneshin bonsai tools are widely considered to be the highest quality Bonsai tools in the world. Kaneshin bonsai tools are made in Japan by craftsmen of the Kaneshin Cutlery Mfg (founded 1919) who have decades of experience in making these complex tools. This skill is passed, in house, from generation to generation. It takes 10 years minimum apprenticeship to complete this deep learning process.

 Great skill combined with well thought out and proven design alongside the very best Yasuki-Hagane (Japanese steel from Yasuki produced from local iron sand). Kaneshin make tools in a variety of steels suited to the end use. These include …

 SK Steel - A traditional high quality black carbon cutlery steel used for knives and scissors.

Yellow Steel - A highly refined black carbon hard steel with exceptional ability to hold an edge.

White Steel - A harder more rigid black carbon steel than yellow suited to knives and choppers and larger tools.

Blue Steel - Considered the very best steel for general hard working cutlery and tools. This steel is white steel with additions of chromium and tungsten. Wear resistance and hardness of Blue steel is exceptional.

Silver Steel - Semi stainless high carbon Yasuki Steel resists rust and tarnish better than other varieties.

 Kaneshin tools use different methods of construction depending upon the intended end use. These include tools with hand forge welded laminated edges which means only the cutting edge is very hard steel whilst the rest of the tools is made with a less brittle steel. This creates a tool with exceptional ability to hold an edge whilst resisting the tendency of very hard steel to shatter with excess strain or impact.

 Where the end use is appropriate Kaneshin make tools with the same steel throughout. This will produce a much cheaper tool for the end user with perfectly good performance within the design range. The characteristics and use of these tools depends upon the steel used.

 There are hundreds of varieties of Kaneshin Bonsai tools. Kaizen bonsai are pleased to offer you these most popular and best selling patterns suited to bonsai work of all levels from keen amateurs up to renowned professionals. We bring you these tools directly from the factory gate meaning you get the best price in top condition.  Before despatch Graham individually inspects every tool to ensure it’s of the very highest quality and condition.

 Every Kaneshin Bonsai tool is supplied in a beautiful hand made presentation box which makes for a very special presentation wether you are treating yourself or a loved. Kaneshin Bonsai Tools are guaranteed to delight!

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