Banshu Hamono

Ikenobo Flower Scissors


Blades Infused with a 270-Year Old Tradition

In 1744, Banshu Hamono entered the blacksmith industry with the forging of a single katana. But as more peaceful times settled in and modernization took hold, the swordsmiths aimed their craft at more delicate pursuits. Since then, the company has developed a line of superior blades, made in the same tradition but for more utilitarian purposes.

The company’s pruning shears and floral shears have been time-tested and used for generations by bonsai keepers and ikebana artists. The shears are traditionally made in two styles: koryu and ikenobo.

Ikenobo shears are characterized by the round curvatures of their tips, said to have been inspired by the warabi, or eagle ferns, an ingredient in many Japanese foods. Their blades have been engineered so that the fibers of the plant remain intact when the blades slice through them, allowing for greater absorption of water and longer life.

Ikenobo shears have traditionally been used for ikebana, the art of floral arrangements, but are perfect for any type of gardening.


  • Ikenobo flower scissors
  • Size: 6.5 in long (165 mm)
  • Material: Steel
  • Gift boxed
  • Handmade in Japan