Niwaki Crean Mate Rust Eraser & Tool Cleaner
Fantastic sharpening stones specially designed for Secateurs, but also great for Shears, Topiary Clippers and other sharp stuff. The concave edge follows the curve of the blade perfectly, and they're small enough to get into tight spots. These are what Tobisho recommend for their tools, and what Jake now uses for his secateurs.
The golden rule is to soak thoroughly each time before use. And not to drop them.
Grey #220 grit: coarse, for grinding out rough and damaged blades Brown #1000 grit: fine, for regular sharpening Sand #3000 grit, super fine, for honing and detailed work on high quality steel
● Soak stones in water for 5 minutes before use, and keep wet during use.
● We strongly advise NOT taking your secateurs apart - they never go back together quite the same. Instead, using the concave edge, work from above, as in the images on our website. Move from the pivot towards the tip of the blade, following the curve as you go. Then back again - back and forth along the whole length of the blade. Use as much of the stone as possible, not just the top inch. This is a gentle action - don't use too much pressure.
(● FOR STRAIGHT BLADED SHEARS use the flat side of the stone, working from above or below.)
● Next, turn the secateurs over, and use the flat side of the stone to smooth the burr off the inside of the blade, going slightly over, creating a very fine bevel.
● Use the convex edge of the stone to clean off the curved edge of the bypass.
Inspired by Japanese gardening, Niwaki brings all the innovative tools that go with it. With a range of workwear, gloves, secateurs, shears and the bestselling hori hori knives from Japan all making the considered collection, Niwaki’s wider product edit includes sickles, spades, snips, saws and tool bags, with innovative brand collaborations with the likes of menswear brand Oliver Spencer and more.
● DO NOT DROP - they’ll shatter. ● rinse after use - don't leave in water. ●don't leave to dry in direct sun or heat. ●don't let them freeze when wet - they'll shatter.