How bonsai scissors are forged using sword-making techniques in Japan

Hirakawa Yasuhiro is a master blacksmith for Sasuke in Sakai, Japan, who forges scissors with techniques that were used to make swords, knives, and weapons. Japanese-style gardeners like Yoshikawa Masakazu are willing to wait a year to get their hands on a pair of scissors that’s perfect for maintaining bonsai trees.