Japanese Hand Sickle for Gardens & Grass
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.
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!
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!