Japanese Snips Hounen 190mm


Highest quality drop forged Japanese Snips. Perfect for small/medium hands.

In stock. Shipping within the EU 4-8 business days.



What’s special about these Japanese Snips Hounen 190mm:

  • Meant for small tasks such as flower picking and delicate branch prunning
  • Made by traditional methods in a forge in Miki, Japan
  • Smooth operation, made in hard and edge retaining steel
  • Ergonomic traditional shape handles with a chunky catch at the bottom
  • Well suited as a gift – packed in a carton box decorated with Japanese Caligraphy
  • These snips are best sharpened with a general 1000# Japanese waterstone  or a dedicated sharpening stick
  • If you take good care of these snips – they will last a lifetime
Japanese Snips Hounen 190mm


  • Length: 190mm
  • Edge Length: 50mm
  • Weight: 200 g

Recommendations for Maintenance & Sharpening:

The Drop Forged Japanese Snips Hounen 190mm distinguish themselves with exceptional ergonomics, smooth operation, extremely good edge retention, and timeless design.

It is however made from traditional carbon steel, very hard but also brittle (more brittle than most people are used to) and rusting. Therefore take good care of this tool, don’t abuse it by cutting wires and such, as well as keeping the tool clean after use and wiping down with camelia oil ocasionally. We offer a Steel Maintenance Package great for all Japanese edge tools.

Japanese Snips Hounen 190mm

Made in Japan – Hounen

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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