SUWADA Nail Nipper

SUWADA Nail Nipper

SUWADA Blacksmith Works is located in the city of Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, a place long known as one of the world’s leading production centres for high-end cutlery. In 1926, the founder, Shukusaburo Kobayashi, began manufacturing kuikiri (end-cut pliers), for carpenters in response to surging demand for new housing in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

Ever since then, Suwada has specialised in particular in nipper-cutters that sever an object between a pair of perfectly joined blades, all the while insisting on a meticulous approach to consistency in manufacturing, from carefully selecting raw materials to applying the final touches by hand to finish every product. Although more than a few other enterprises in our industry have fallen by the wayside over the decades, we have not only successfully maintained traditional techniques but also continued to innovate here in the city of Sanjo, where quality materials and skilled craftspeople are in plentiful supply.
 
FEATURES
  • Metalworking has flourished in Sanjo Japan for over 400 years
  • Inherits the spirit and long tradition of katana making
  • A limited number of nippers have been made each year
  • Japanese-made high-carbon stainless steel
  • Only the finest 30% of the forged steel is selected for the next stage of manufacture
  • 50 steps of marking one piece including 30 steps in polishing alone
  • Absolutely no gap between the facing blades when closed
  • Wide-open, ultra-sharp blade suits tough nails and ingrown nails, no filing necessary
  • Suitable for ergonomic, easy to cut, good grip, exquisite and high-quality metal case packaging