Hefty shears, perfectly suitable for a multitude of kitchen uses as well as gardening, crafted by Toyama Hamono, a traditional shears manufacturer based in Sanjo Niigata, Japan (est. 1861). Their methods are based on the manufacturing methods of Japanese swords and have been hand-making secateurs and shears for almost 160 years. TOYAMA HAMONO enjoys a reputation throughout Japan and the world for producing an excellence in gardening shears. Medium carbon steel blade with iron cladding and body. 7.75" (2.75" blade).