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Jakoti Hand Shears


When a product is recommended by customers as often as Jakoti hand shears, you know it must be good. Adored by keen gardeners and sheep farmers alike, each pair is hand-crafted from high-quality carbon steel; the blades are sharp and cut cleanly with minimal effort. Better still, they're self-sharpening. Ergonomically designed handles make the shears comfortable to use for long periods, and the low-tension spring makes them easy to operate. 

Jakoti hand shears are ideal for cutting back, trimming, dead-heading and topiary work. In case you were wondering, they're perfect for shearing sheep too!

  • Overall dimensions: 35.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 1 cm
  • Blade length: 14 cm
  • One-handed operation
  • Replaceable spring
  • Holster available separately
  • Handmade in Greece

To keep these shears in perfect working order, clean, dry and oil the blades after each use. 

I aim to pick and pack your order within 24 hours of receipt and you should expect your parcel to arrive within 3–5 working days under normal circumstances. Orders placed on a Friday may not be sent until the following Monday. All delivery charges are calculated and displayed at the checkout.

  • If your order can safely be sent in an envelope or small parcel, it will be sent by Royal Mail via a tracked service for £3.50. This doesn't require a signature but does let you know where your parcel is.
  • Larger orders will be sent either with Royal Mail or FedEx for £4.95. Tracking details will be sent via SMS and/or email, if these contacts are provided.
  • Large or heavy items will be sent for £10 via FedEx or an equivalent courier with tracking provided.
  • For deliveries to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and international addresses, please drop me a line at letting me know where you are in the world and what you'd like to purchase. I will check the items are allowed to be shipped to your location and get a cost for your approval.

Should you need to return an item, drop me a line at within 14 days of receiving your purchase, providing your name, order number and the reason for your return. I will let you know how to return your item.

Please visit my Delivery & Returns page for more detailed information.

Jakoti hand shears are extremely sharp - please take great care when handling them.

As the blades are made from carbon steel, they will rust if put away wet or stored in a damp atmosphere. This is not a defect but the nature of the beast! To avoid rust, dry your shears thoroughly after use and wipe them over with an oiled cloth. Regular applications of camellia oil will help to keep them moving smoothly.

The self-sharpening design ensures that the blades stay sharp for a long time. In the event that they need resharpening, use an oilstone or diamond file to hone the outside edge of both blades. Do not attempt to sharpen the inner edges, as this will create a gap as the blades pass one another.

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