Suwada Stainless Steel Bonsai Pliers
Pliers - Stainless
Package of Suwada Stainless Steel Bonsai Pliers
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Pliers - Stainless

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Suwada Stainless Steel Bonsai Pliers

Bonsai trees are "trained" using wire. To reach the desired shape a master grower will add enough wire around the branches and then use a couple of pliers to bring the branch into position.

Suwada's bonsai pliers have been one of the most popular tools in Japan for more than 70 years.

In terms of size, the difference is mostly on your preference. Both large and small pliers will bend thick wires. If you are readjusting a thicker than the usual branch, then the larger one is the better tool.

The head is straight and the handle is bent inwards making it easy to turn in your palm if you want to remove the bark of the tree to create a jin.

Hand-forged, shaped, and sharpened, without using any automated processes. The master craftsman who leads the bonsai team in Suwada Open Factory claims that they still haven't seen a machine making bonsai tools as precise and ergonomic.

Made to last a long time, using rustproof Japanese high carbon stainless steel.


  • Material: High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • 100% made in Japan
  • 100% Japanese Steel


  • Large: 20.5 cm
  • Small: 18 cm

In the Box:

  • One Suwada Stainless Steel Bonsai Pliers

We recommend this to anyone who wants to start or has started training bonsai trees or small plants at home. 

Suwada Blacksmith Works, Inc. manufactures bonsai cutters and other tools of the highest quality. All products are 100% handcrafted in Japan.
Just like Japanese swords, the outstanding beauty and sharpness of our products come from the combination of the highest level of craft and the selected raw materials.


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Free shipping in EU, EEA, and USA over £200.

We deliver by Royal Mail, Parcel Force service or courier service. We aim to dispatch the ordered products as soon as possible. If for any reason you haven't received your parcel within 10 days please contact us.

Below are the areas that we serve from our offices in London. Some areas may be served directly from our factory in Japan.








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USA, Canada


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All our products are made by artisans in Suwada Open Factory, in Niigata, Japan. The factory is open to the public without reservations to ensure transparency for all our claims.

In rare cases we collaborate with local companies to promote a product that we think you will love. In those cases we ensure that the companies adhere 100% to our highest standards of employee work conditions and traditional methods for crafting goods.

Once an object is made in Suwada, it is taken through extensive testing to ensure quality and durability. We hold the highest quality control standards possible, checking all items, one by one.

Craftsmanship is at the core of our model, and we make sure our craftspeople have great lives, high salaries and are able to expand their knowledge in their field when they wish to do so. This approach of continuous learning has pushed traditional crafts to a whole new level, and has permitted Suwada to train a new generation of men and women in Japanese metal crafts. We absolutely oppose machine made goods that can be made better by hand, and poor working conditions that treat people as if they are product making machines.

Our prices reflect humanist ideals. When you buy Suwada, you buy quality. You support vibrant communities of craftspeople, who design and make useful and beautiful objects, that will improve your everyday life, and carry a little of their maker's spirit in them. When you buy Suwada, you reaffirm all humanist values and virtues, and you chose unique over common.

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