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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Concave branch cutter

Concave branch cutter

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Concave branch cutter - Bonsai Tool Bonsai Care

Known in Japan as Mataeda Hasami.

These are used to cut a whole branch at the trunk, leaving a concave cut to foster healing with minimal scarring. As the wound heals the edges will roll over to fill the the hollow and heal flush with the trunk.

These cutters are available in different sizes but as a general rule a cutter should not be used on branches with a diameter greater than half the width of the blades.

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