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Kaneshin Narrow Branch Cutters, 180mm

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These branch cutters have a straight edge. In cheaper branch cutters the blades meet edge to edge. This often results in damaging the tools and blunting the cutting edge quite quickly, which leads to poor or unclean cuts on your trees. Such cuts take longer to heal and healing is not as smooth. However with the Kaneshin cutters the right blade overlaps the top of the left blade. In this way sharpness can be maintained for much longer and the cutter is in general more durable due to the use of better quality materials.

Branch cutters, as the name suggests are primarily used to remove unwanted branches from bonsai trees or to shorten sacrifice branches to the desired length.

We currently offer 3 different branch cutters; the standard shaped and a narrow branch cutter. The narrow cutter is suitable either for smaller trees and to access tight spaces, and also for removing stubs of branches from within a branch fork.

These high quality branch cutters are made in Japan by craftsmen who have trained for a minimum of 10 years to achieve the skills required to product tools of such high precision. As with all our Kaneshin tools, these branch cutters are handmade and each tool is boxed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.




Black Steel



If you prefer a concave cut then you should consider the Kaneshin concave branch cutters or the knuckle cutters.

Tip: To cut safely and without potentially damaging the tool, the branch thickness to be cut cannot be more than 1/2 to 1/3rd the length of the blade.


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    Martin F.
    South Africa South Africa

    Kaneshin Tools

    Great quality and precise. Awesome product.

    Ranu M.
    South Africa


    A quality tool for small trees or small branch removal in tight spaces. Clean cuts. Very happy with the 180mm Narrow Branch Cutter from Kaneshin. As always, great service from

    Viky P.

    Essential tool for working on Shohin

    Fantastic quality tool, essential for people who like working on small size trees as its narrow head design gets into dense areas of the canopy with ease to create clean cuts.

    Penny P.

    A Rolls Royce tool

    Once I could bring myself to stop admiring it and take it out of its lovely box, the Kaneshin 205mm branch cutter solved an ongoing problem. I am working on urban yamadori in the ground prior to digging them out, as well as pre-styling some fairly big sections of trees (up a ladder!) which will be air-layered later. For bigger branches, this is ideal. Sometimes the pruning saw can't get in at the right angle. This can. Secateurs crush the side opposite the cut. This doesn't. It is also excellent for cleaning up and shaping a rough trunk chop. It cuts cleanly, with a very satisfying "click": sheer pleasure to work with.