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Japanese Hand Sickle for Gardens & Grass

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Grass and herbaceous Japanese sickle

This product is also available when purchased as part of the Japanese Garden Hand Tool Set

Light weight, multi-purpose, Japanese garden sickle for clipping or cutting grasses and end of season herbaceous stems.

Handle: oval handle in wood, 315mm
Blade: sharp, curved in carbon steel, 165mm

Please note the sickle shown in the video below is the previous model. The new model is identical but does not feature the Japanese writing on the handle.

***Important: All products sold by Japeto are for use as garden tools or for use in the garden. However some garden products including the Hori Hori Knife, Sickle and Grafting knife could be classified as knives due to the fact they possess a blade. Japeto is not permitted to sell a knife or blade to any person under the age of 18. By placing an order for one of these items you are declaring that you are 18 years of age or over. These items must be used responsibly and appropriately***

Often referred to as a ‘rice sickle’, these mini, hand held garden scythes have traditionally been used in Japan for harvesting rice crops. Clearly rice is not the only thing that these versatile hand held garden tools can cut through, and, in more recent times they have been used to slice through grasses and end of season herbaceous stems.

With a combination of an ultra-light weight handle, and a razor sharp carbon steel blade, there really is no other product like it on the market for quick and easy cutting. As with all Japanese garden tools the key is versatility, and you will find your own niche when using this product.

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Reviewed on 19/06/2023 by S. George

fantasic product 

i would recommend it over and over again.

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 19/06/2023 by Japeto

we are very happy you love our product !

Useful and well-made!
Reviewed on 17/02/2022 by Jane Russell

Two very useful and well-made tools, pleasant to use! (Saw & sickle)

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 17/02/2022 by Japeto

Thank you for your review Jane, we're so glad you love your new tools from Japeto :)

Good value for money and for the excellent service!
Reviewed on 19/06/2020 by Peter Huddart

I have just received my Japanese sickle from Japeto and couldn’t resist giving it a try in the garden.

It arrived securely boxed and within a neat cotton bag. The blade within was further covered in a tough plastic slip cover. A sensible extra as I found the blade very sharp indeed. A very simple tool consisting of a straight wooden handle and a blade at roughly 90 degrees from the top.

In use the sickle was light in the hand but very responsive indeed. I used it to crop intruding ivy from our lattice fence and invasive sprigs of bramble growing up through the decking. It coped very well and had no trouble tackling the 15mm larger bramble trails. All in all I had great fun. Suffering from arthritis and other disabilities, I appreciated the light weight and sharp edge.

The Japanese sickle is clearly not of the same breed as our traditional crescent tools, but it made light work of the lesser garden tasks for which I bought it.

I am delighted with my purchase. I give it 5 out of 5 for quality, value for money and for the excellent service from Japeto. I will shop with them again.

Thank you for the feedback!
Reply on 19/06/2020 by Japeto

Peter, we are so pleased that you are so happy with your Japeto sickle!

Thank you for the kind words, we shall look forward to your next order.

Finger hovering to buy something else!
Reviewed on 04/06/2020 by Richard Littledale, Newbury

Just taken delivery of your herbaceous sickle yesterday, and what an elegant tool it is! Beautifully made, light in the hand and simple to use.. I blame you entirely that my finger is now hovering over the button to order a hori hori trowel!

Hand sickle
Reply on 04/06/2020 by Japeto

Thank you for such a lovely review Richard. If you end up going for the Hori Hori knife we assure you you will not be disappointed!

Fab customer service
Reviewed on 30/11/2017 by Lindy Griffiths, Chichester

Just received my first order, really great quality, fab customer service and they come with a lovely fabric bag & in a craft box so will make great Christmas presses!

Grass and herbaceous sickle
Reply on 30/11/2017 by Japeto

Lindy, we are so pleased that you are so happy with your Japeto garden tools!