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Ikenami Hamono 5-sun (15cm) polished steel

Tanebasami scissors have been produced by hand on the Japanese island of Tanegashima since 1543. They are available in four sizes, these are the second to smallest, excellent for fine cutting work where some blade length is required (edge length is around 55mm).

Not quite long enough to be thought of as general-purpose scissors, but they offer superb control. These scissors are sharply pointed and allow the user to cut with confidence right to the very tip of the blades.

Overall length: 15.15 cm (approx. 6")
Edge length: 5.5cm (a little over 2")
Weight in hand: 58g / 2oz