Known in Japan as Mataeda Hasami, these razor sharp tools are designed for cutting branches flush to the trunk. The resulting wound can then heal over quickly with little scarring. The Concave Cutter is the single most important tool for Bonsai use and for which there is no substitute. The 8 inch versions are considered the basic size to begin with.
#3169 & #3269 STAINLESS STEEL MASTER GRADE
The solid stainless steel construction of our Master Grade Standard Concave Cutters gives the feel of fine surgical instruments and will provide a lifetime of superior use and easy care. The durability of these tools is second to none. 3169 Master Grade: 15/16" blades, 8" overall length 3269 Small Master: 7/8" blades, 7" overall length
#169 PROFESSIONAL GRADE
The high carbon steel of this Concave Cutter will keep a sharp edge indefinitely when properly used and cared for. Vinyl-coated handles provide a comfortable and sure grip with the Professional quality tool, particularly during temperate weather. 7/8" blades, 8" overall length.
#2169 SMALL PROFESSIONAL CONCAVE CUTTER
This size of Standard Concave Cutter is ideal for working with small to medium trees and is particularly well suited for smaller hands. 3/4" blades, 6 3/4" overall length.
#1169 INTERMEDIATE GRADE
The drop-forged, ground and tempered construction of this grade of tool is an excellent choice for the intermediate enthusiast seeking a more economical Concave Cutter. 7/8" blades, 8" overall length.
#8169 NOVICE GRADE 'JOSHY' BRAND
This is our most economical Concave Cutter. Its forged steel construction provides a durable tool for student and novice enthusiasts. 3/4" blades, 8" overall length.
The cutting edges of the Spherical Concave Cutters below are rounded, as compared to the straight blades of Standard Concave Cutters. The results are spherical cuts which are round and hollow and heal with the most aesthetic and least visible wounds.
#3168 & 3268 STAINLESS STEEL CUTTERS
The solid stainless steel construction of our Master grade Spherical Concave Cutters has the feel of a fine surgical instrument and will provide a lifetime of superior performance and easy care. 3168 Master Grade: 13/16 blades, 8" overall length 3268 Small Master: 5/8" blades, 7" overall length
#168 SPHERICAL CONCAVE CUTTER
Made with high carbon steel for superior cutting life. 168 Professional: 13/16" blades, 8" overall length
#7169 ME-TSUMI CONCAVE CUTTER
The tiny head of the Professional grade Me-Tsumi, our smallest Standard Concave Cutter, permits incredibly fine, close cuts on very small foliage. Its main applications are with early Bonsai and new growth on larger trees. 7/16" blades, 6 3/4" overall length.
#9169 GIANT PROFESSIONAL CONCAVE CUTTER
This size of standard concave cutter is for larger stock, as the name implies. 1 1/8" blades, 10 1/2" overall length.