In a nutshell

Left-handed bypass secateurs with a brilliantly easy safety catch – just squeeze the handles and they open. They cut well but have no replaceable parts and come with a five-year warranty.

What we tested

  • Handling
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Cutting
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Maintenance
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.


  • Adjustable safety catch for different hand sizes
  • Wire-cutting notch and sap groove
  • Good value


  • Feel chunky and heavy
  • Safety catch stiff and needed two hands
  • Grey handles can get lost

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What are the Kent and Stowe Left Handed Bypass Secateurs like to use?

With a reverse design for left-handed gardeners, these chunky secateurs have an SK5 carbon steel blade. They cut well, with a 20mm cutting width but do feel quite heavy. The safety catch is on the top and releases with just a squeeze, which we love and is easy to lock again with the thumb. The grey plastic coating on the aluminium handles could get lost easily and there are no replacement parts available for these secateurs. They will only last as long as the blade or spring.

Are the Kent and Stowe Left Handed Bypass Secateurs good value for money?

These are very well priced and have a five-year warranty, so we think they're good value for money.

Who are the Kent and Stowe Left Handed Bypass Secateurs most useful for?

Their weight makes them best for left-handed gardeners with larger hands.

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Product Specifications

BrandKent and Stowe
NameKent and Stowe Left Handed Bypass Secateurs
ModelLeft Handed Bypass Secateurs
Secateur typeBypass
Secateur handle typeLeft handed
Hand orientationLeft-handed
Maximum cut diameter20mm
Blade materialSteel
Blade removableNo
Non-stick coating on bladeYes
Wire-cutting notchYes
Safety catchYes