Do you know feelings of flowers?
If you cut off the flowers with scissors, stems are crushed, the conduits that suck up precious water are blocked.
By using the florist knife conduits will be cut without collapse.
In planting cuttings or in flower arrangement , the conduits can suck up water vigorously, flowers will live longer.
This florist knife is folding type in consideration in safety.
The blade stops once the at 90 degrees when opening and closing, it is also good for the person to use florist knife for the first time.
In addition the shape of the handle fits in the hand and it is also convenience to carry.
Jimbo Yutaka who is a leading Japanese at the field of flower arrangement in Japan also has used and patronized these knives since these florist knives were first released and he has recommended them to his disciples.
Above all this, its handle is made up with beautiful turquoise. It is the special custom knife. There is a moderate weight to fit in the hand and the blade's sharpness is also excellent! In addition it is a folding type knife and easy to carry.
The second generation of Fukuta studied under R.W Loveless called God of knives in the United States. He became the first Japanese of a member of American knives makers guild.
The each florist knife is marked with"TAK FUKUTA".
It is produced for flowers and for those who love flowers.
Beautiful turquoise handle caulked with a pin
It is supposed that this beautiful sky blue stone was valued as holy stone from Native American and as guardian stone for journey people let the person who was leaving on a journey have it as a charm for safety.
This florist knife is caulked on the delicate turquoise one by one by skilled craftsman.
Glue is used for knives generally. Within a few years, there is a possibility that glue will come off. Fukuta thinks caulking pins is necessary to enhance the durability.
The materials like white lipped pearl oyster's shell or turquoise are brittle but they strike through pins into them.
The process needs the craftsmanship not to crack delicate materials. But Fukuta's knives are firmly fixed by caulking and their knives are able to be used for a long time.
In addition, the blades are mirror finished and polished beautifully.
A special leather case & a plastic case
This knife comes with a special leather case and a plastic case!
* Because the rope and special cases are provided by the service, they may differ slightly from the pictures.
Safety design that the blade stops once the at 90 degrees when opening and closing!
In consideration of the safety, the blade stops once at the 90 degrees.
In addition, there is a hole to hook fingers on the blade to make opening/closing blade easier and more safely.
The handle draws a curve fitting a hand
The handle is made to draw curve that fits nicely in the hand and made to slightly warp on the back part so that anyone can firmly grip.
You can use it without getting tired in a hand.
This is a florist knife that feelings of producers reach you.
Wall thickness so as to be easy to hold
Because the handle is 10 millimeters thick, it is easy to hold and it is also safe. Florist knife is able to be held between fingers when you are arranging flowers unlike scissors and you will speed up flower arrangements.
Jimbo Yutaka who is a leading Japanese at the field of flower arrangement in Japan also recommends this florist knife!
uI think that it is the greatest knife that we have never seen before at flower industry.
When putting flowers in a vase, scissors are left from a hand, but the florist knife is able to be held between fingers. It speeds up flower arrangements.
This florist knife can also cut off thorns easier and also make a wider cut surface and flowers absorb more water.
I think this florist knife can be highly evaluated even from professionals related to flower from its sharpness, blade that it stops at 90 degrees once, handle form easy to grip, weight,@usability to the beauty of the design.
I think only professional knife maker can produce this quality.vMr.Jinbo says so.
He presided over"Flower Design School Cosmos"and is a flower shop "Cosmos" representative director and he is also a expert in Science of Art.
As"a professional who teaches professionals of flower"he gives the technical guidance and demonstrations not only in Japan but also overseas, such as supporting events of a leading flower artist of the world, and has continued wide range of activities. The main work "Flower design attracting people with technique of Jinbo Yutaka" (Seibundo-Shinko-sha photo)
JinboYutaka's one-point advice!
When you cut flower stems with this knife. Please cut them so as to draw the stems on the blade forward without moving the knife.
In peeling an apple, you peel it without moving the knife, it is the same as the action.
How to grip the florist knife
1. Grip the back of the root part of the blade with the first joint of the forefinger and grip the handle with the middle finger, ring finger and the little finger.
2. Make the thumb in parallel to the blade.
To widen the cut surface of the stems and branches, cut diagonally!
1. Have a stem with one hand.
2. Place the stem between the thumb and the blade.
3. The knife is not moved, cut the stem by pulling it forward.
The crafting process of a custom knife
The "custom knife"is a handmade knife that is not a mass-produced product.
It is finished one by one by craftsman.
(1)Selecting materials, die-cutting, drilling, stretching
ATS-34 stainless steel which has excellent sharpness and durability is used for the material of the blade.
The blade material is die-cut, a hole is drilled in the cut part, then the part is stretched and the bend is corrected.
(2)plane polishing, quenching
The part is adjusted to constant thickness by plane polishing and is quenched at a high temperature to increase the hardness.
The part is shaved and sharpened to be a thin blade that cuts well.
(4)arrangement , caulking
After assembling the parts, holes are drilled in blade part and handle part and then a pin is passed through them, and spread by hitting both ends of the pin, and tighten or firmly fixed.
"Caulking" is a process that Fukuta thinks it is the most important.
Depending on the material, there is a risk to crack, caulking is one of the difficult techniques that requires acceleration by skilled craftsman.
(5) Paper cliff, polishing, sharpening, inspection and adjustment
The handle is checked by holding one by one and shaved to be easier to hold. Then it is polished to be glossy. Finally, cutting edge is put to a whetstone, and make sure that the blade moves in opening and shutting smoothly.
How to care
After use, please wipe off the moisture and dirt cleanly and storage.
Sometimes put oil in the bent part and the opening and closing will be smoother.
There is also a left-handed knife, please contact us.
(A state of opened blade) length of about 153mm
(A state of closed blade) length of about 93mm
Blade ... ATS-34 stainless steel
handle ... Turquoise
Weight: about 60g