november   2013 074 I have recently ordered a replacement pair of Niwaki Tobisho secateurs. If my memory serves me right, they will be as beautifully and immaculately crafted as they are sharp.

I still cannot believe how I managed to mislay my previous pair..

They made decisive, precise and clean cuts – instantly becoming an indispensable tool. Needless to say I really missed using them.

I will now use my holster for them, I have also requested my sister Louise to make me a gardening apron. I hope this combination will ensure their longevity.

They have arrived, my memory serves me right – they are perfect.