These beautiful shears are made by skilled Japanese makers of Toyama Hamono. The town of Sanjo where Toyama Hamono is located has been famous for blacksmithery since 1861. With nearly 160 years of knowledge, craft and skill these pruning shears are made under the same reputation as Japanese sword making known as Katana. We hope they serve you well in your foraging adventures as they have for us. They are made to last generations!