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    Kagemitsu Japanese scissors Carbon steel 148mm
    Kagemitsu Japanese scissors Carbon steel 148mm

    Kagemitsu Japanese scissors 148mm (Branch and root scissors)

    This beautiful simple compact hand-forged Japanese scissors is suitable for cutting and keeping bonsai, cutting paper, cardboard and wire material, also suitable for…

    € 17,95 € 8,95
  • Mikihisa Kasaya kogatana (jin, ent and hobby knife) nr. 37 - one-sided -
    Mikihisa Kasaya kogatana (jin, ent and hobby knife) nr. 37 - one-sided -

    Mikihisa Kasaya kogatana,

    A razor sharp and very thin knife of traditional Japanese steel. This type of knife is used in Japan for wood carving and as a hobby knife and is also sold as Jinmes for the grafting of Bonsai. This…

    € 25,00
  • Mikihisa Kiridashi kogatana (Jin, ent, hobby knife) No. 23 - one-sided -
    Mikihisa Kiridashi kogatana (Jin, ent, hobby knife) No. 23 - one-sided -

    Mikihisa Kiridashi kogatana,

    A razor-sharp knife of traditional Japanese steel. This type of knife is used in Japan for wood carving, as a hobby knife and is also sold as Jinmes for the grafting of Bonsai. This knife has a core…

    € 25,00
  • Baishinshi Kunimitsu Kiridashi Kogatana - single-sided -
    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Kiridashi Kogatana - single-sided -

    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Kiridashi Kogatana,

    A razor-sharp knife of traditional Japanese steel. This type of knife is used in Japan for wood carving and as a hobby knife. This knife has a core of Japanese Shirogami #2 White paper…

    € 28,00
  • Baishinshi Kunimitsu Shirahiki 15 mm
    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Shirahiki 15 mm

    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Shirahiki 15 mm

    These small Japanese planers are perfect for woodworking and Jinmes for the grafting of Bonsai. they can serve as a hand tool or as a hand-shovel. The blades are razor sharp and made from…

    € 35,00
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    Okatsune pruning scissors ST103,Sentei Basami, -middle-
    Okatsune pruning scissors ST103,Sentei Basami, -middle-

    This great Okatsune pruning shears is made of Japanese carbon steel, the steel is very well hardened so that it stays sharp for a very long time and can be sharpened very sharply. Okatsune is the most popular garden shears brand…

    € 49,95 € 45,95
  • Baishinshi Kunimitsu Sekki Kogatana - single-sided -
    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Sekki Kogatana - single-sided -

    Baishinshi Kunimitsu Sekki Kogatana,

    A razor-sharp and sturdy knife of traditional Japanese steel. This type of knife is used in Japan for wood carving and as a hobby knife. This knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 Blue paper…

    € 55,00
  • Mikihisa Yokote kogatana 120mm + saya, nr. 21 - single sided -
    Mikihisa Yokote kogatana 120mm + saya, nr. 21 - single sided -

    Mikihisa Yokote kogatana 120mm + saya, nr. 21

    A razor-sharp fixed knife of traditional Japanese steel. This type of knife is used in Japan for wood carving and as a hobby knife. This knife has a core of Japanese Aogami # 2 Blue…

    € 59,00
  • Kinzo Temagari - Japanese saw - with pistol grip
    Kinzo Temagari - Japanese saw - with pistol grip

    Kinzo 金 蔵 Japanese single sided draw saw (Temagari)

    This professional Kinzo saw has a distinctive flexible saw blade (without reinforced back) that is single-sided. This saw is intended for scaling (sawing with the fiber) or…

    € 59,95
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    Okatsune Bonsai Koryu scissors, Hasami 230mm
    Okatsune Bonsai Koryu scissors, Hasami 230mm

    Okatsune 200. Professional bonsai scissors, made of non-rust resistant Japanese carbon steel.

    Length: 230 mm
    Weight: 285 grams

    € 69,95 € 64,95
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Bonsai blades and scissors

Bonsai shaping

After the first step (obtaining / cultivating a tree suitable for Bonsai purposes) it is time to shape and shape the tree.
Pruning is of great importance to shape and preserve trees to miniature, with the main aim to create a balanced and realistic reflection of reality. It is important to at least purchase concave tongs; this forceps are used to prune relatively thick branches and leave a hollow wound that heals faster and nicer.

In the following cases, pruning is often recommended:

  • When two branches spring from the same height
  • When branches show unnatural twists
  • When branches are disproportionately thick at the top

Jin and Shari are two techniques to make trees look older than they actually are by creating bare parts on branches or the trunk. For this technique you need a Jin knife (flat thin blade) and Jin seal (lime scale).

Jin

The uncovering and bleaching of a branch.
By removing a branch from a tree from its bark, you can give the tree a "rough" appearance and it also looks a lot older. Be careful that the whole looks natural, which is more difficult than it seems.



Shari
The uncovering, bleaching and/or hollowing out of a part of a trunk by removing part of the trunk from its bark a very dramatic effect can be obtained, and the tree looks older.

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