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Kaneshin Knob Cutters, 210mm

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After a branch is removed it is necessary to remove the stub which remains. These are removed with a knuckle or otherwise known as a spherical knob cutter which makes a precise cut and gouges out part of the stem so that callousing will not cause a swelling in this area. This is particularly the case with species where the scar tissue tends to bulge. Cuts made with a concave cut heals faster than straight cuts. 

The spherical blades allow for the ideal combination of strength and precision, making for a clean "biting action" into the material. The cutting blades shaped like two halves of a sphere. This shapes allow it to cut aggressively into the wood so protruding stubs, or knobs, are quickly cut away, and then leaves wound that will heal flush with the branch or trunk for minimal scaring. In other words, this tool will create a hollow circular cut with one stroke that will enable the bonsai to heal quickly with minimum scarring.

Knuckle cutters may also be used as a finishing tool to remove root or trunk material in areas that are difficult to reach using other tools. However extreme care should be taken when using knuckle cutters on roots as they are not as sturdy as root cutters and can be damaged if you accidentally cut into a stone.

Another useful function of knuckle cutters is that they may be used to nibble away wood when carving deadwood.

As with all our Kaneshin tools, these large knuckle cutters are handmade by highly skilled Japanese craftsmen. Each tool is boxed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Size

210mm

Material

Steel

Origin

Japan

To cut safely without damaging the tool, the thickness of the branch you want to remove should be 1/3 - 1/2 of the size of the blade.

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Filter Reviews:
    JS
    05/30/2018
    Jasper S.
    South Africa

    Outstanding

    The sheer quality of this product is mind-boggling. Razor sharp, perfectly weighted, and an exquisite cut. I would recommend this to any artist, whether novice or aged expert.

    JL
    03/27/2018
    Jan L.
    South Africa

    Kaneshin Knob Cutters, 210mm

    Service and Quality is outstanding

    BP
    03/07/2016
    Ben-Herman P.

    Same as always

    As always, the tool is of great quality. It has a inward bend on the one handle which makes handling easy. Best descriptions is that you use smaller hand movements to cut, which would make it less tiresome if you have a lot of cutting to do