We've never held a nicer pair of shears. Heavy, extremely tight cuts for accuracy and the built-in nut cracker/bottle opener to make them a bit more versatile.
The blacksmith trade in the Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture began with forging Katana swords around 400 years ago when Hideyoshi Toyotomi attacked Miki castle. He commissioned many blacksmiths in the Banshu region to produce his swords, and Banshu Hamono is one of the blacksmiths still living on.
Wrapped in a custom cloth & enclosed in a paulownia wood box, they are beautiful.