HAS IT HAPPENED TO YOU AT LEAST ONCE?
Everyone has broken the point of their traditional shears dropping them to the hard floor at least once in their life! The point of traditional shears is the most delicate part and at the same time the part which is subject to the strongest stress. A tool without point is useless.
NEW-DESIGN POINTS Its points are asymmetrical: a squared chisel point, sharp on both sides, and a reinforced rounded point. ICHIBAN points are unbreakable. If it falls down, in any case the chisel point will be the first to touch the ground. ICHIBAN breaks the rules, not the points! And it will not tear your pockets!
TIPS CAN NOT BREAK When a normal shears fall, it happens more frequently that the point break, making them unusable. The same points of the ICHIBAN blades have been designed to make them unbreakable and, if ICHIBAN falls, there is an 80% possibility that, due to its weight, the chisel point touches the ground before the thin point.
YOUR NEW CHISEL FOR WOOD In 3 seconds ICHIBAN becomes a tool to be used as knife, gouge and chisel. The carbon aluminium helps the blade not only to remain sharp over time, but also to bear repeated mechanical stresses. The chisel point cannot be used as nail clippers, it is a tool to carve wood.
HOW TO POSITION YOUR THUMB As you can see, the thumb can be easily positioned between the hammer and the rivet. I studied ergonomics for many years and an ergonomic object must meet three main requirements: it must be easy, comfortable and user-friendly.
ICHIBAN CAN BE PERFECTLY POSITIONED ON YOUR PALM The grip has been designed to insert the half-ring in the cavity between the thumb muscle and the palm and the opposite side of the grip at the small finger base.
FOR MAXIMUM STEADINESS AND PRECISION To guarantee the maximum working precision the forefinger will have to surround the rivet from the outside. The forefinger has also a safety function, because without it the tool could fall onwards, the bonsai could be damaged and your wrist could be fatigued.
HOW TO USE THE CHISEL A top-bottom movement keeping the blade far from your fingers will help you execute a shari precisely and safely. In addition, your hand will never be between you and the point where you are carving the bark, giving you a clear vision of the point of contact with the wood.
PERFECT WORKING PRECISION The problem with most of the knives is that, even if they cut really well, you cannot lever on the point because you could break it, but not if you use ICHIBAN! Remember that to cut the bark you don’t need a blade as sharp as a razor, but a tool which gives constant control.
ICHIBAN IS ALSO USED AS PLIERS FOR JINS ICHIBAN points are so resistant that you can realize jins and sharis without using other tools. With only one tool you can perform the strip technique, created in Taiwan and now largely known worldwide, which will make your jins look very natural in short time.
ICHIBAN IS ALSO A KNIFE The chisel point can be used also as a normal knife.
THE GRIP FITS FOR THE USE OF ALL THE TOOLS COMBINED IN ICHIBAN ICHIBAN has been designed also to make the grip used as a knife as ergonomic and efficient as possible. The space between rivet and grip is for 4 average-sized fingers, while the blade where the thumb rests has a smooth part to guarantee the maximum grip.
WIRE-BENDING FUNCTION ICHIBAN can be also used as pliers and can help you bend the wire as well. The wire often is in an uncomfortable position inside the plant and to reach it the hand has to touch delicate shoots and small branches, risking to break them.
With ICHIBAN this problem is solved.
LIKE REAL COWBOYS! Standard shears do not easily fit into a pocket. Once inside, they often get stuck to the pocket lining, often tearing it, and when they overturn inside taking them can be really hard. ICHIBAN can be put into and taken out of your pockets without tearing them, being always ready for you.