The size of shears should be about the same as the distance between the tip of your fingers to your wrist. The Banshu Blade offers the most popular varieties, with a range between 180mm~230mm.
What are Type A and B in pruning shears?
Shears are categorized by their manufacturing methods, rather than by shape. Type A has high carbon steel attached to its handle by melted brass. Type B is shaped out from one piece of steel, using a metal frame.
Recommended for rose and eucalyptus
Type Ａ has thin blades, achieving laser-like sharpness and easily cutting into and through branches. While it can still cut thick branches, it is best for branches with a lot of skin fiber. While Type A is generally heavy, our shears have invented lighter models.
Recommended for cherry, Black walnuts and oak
The Type Ｂ blade is thicker and looks like a clam. It is suitable for cracking wood open.
It can easily cut fatter branches, as it has more strength in cracking wood compared to Type A.
Single-edged or Double-edged?
The Single-edged shears are multi-purpose type used for picking and trimming somewhat thick branches.
The Double-edged shears can make clean cuts without leaving any fibers behind. They are lightweight and the edges are thinly tapered for pruning and other detailed work on different kinds of trees.