Modelled after a classic design used when shearing sheep by hand, these exceptionally sharp, durable garden shears have been developed in particular for lawn and hedge work. The patented blade grinding process, precision heat treatment, and hand-setting of each blade allow for careful detailing and trimming of grasses, soft shrubs. and new growth.
To maintain their cutting edge, do not use on hard growth and wipe the blades clean with a lightly oiled cloth after each use. When not using the shears, secure the blades shut using the provided clip for storage. Burgon & Ball are passionate about quality. To ensure your satisfaction, these shears are covered by a full 5-year guarantee against any manufacturing defect.
Burgon & Ball have been manufacturing sheep shears since 1730 on the banks of the River Loxley in Sheffield, England, where their works stand on the site of a cutlery grinding wheel which had existed since the 1690's. Here, metalworking skills have been passed down from generation to generation. The design and production methods of these shears, involving over twenty individual hand operations, has changed little over the last hundred years. When it comes to steel, the key to hardness is a high carbon content and precisely controlled heat treatment where the metal is heated to an exact temperature for a specific time. The downside of hardness is brittleness so the metal is then 'tempered' in hot salts to increase it's shock resistance. In these shears, a perfect balance has been struck between these two essential qualities.
Modeled after classic British sheep shears and produced for over 280 years in Sheffield, England, these tempered steel shears are ideal for the detail-oriented gardener. A double-bow handle pattern means only the softest squeeze is necessary to open and close the shears, relieving your hand of unnecessary strain. Use for dead-heading, grass clipping, foliage trimming, and topiary. They measure 9 x 1.75 inches when secured.
Blade length: 3.5 inches (9cm)
Overall length: 9 inches (22.8cm)
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