I got this item from Terry just before I started potting. I use it more that I expected. Another use that popped up is using it to split deadwood on bigger branches. Very usefull
When I first saw the price of Japanese Bonsai tools, I thought it was a bit steep. But after going through about three of the cheaper makes, my wife decided that's it, 'were going Japanese'. Had to cut some mega roots since I got this Kaneshin root cutter, and it still looks and feel like I bought it yesterday. Great clean cuts, and fantastic to work with. Definitely worth spending a bit more, and get the 'real' deal.