In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ Word Magazine Best Buy winner, these secateurs feel strong and robust with an excellent cutting performance. They have a simple design and easy-to-spot yellow handles and come with a two-year warranty.

What we tested

  • Handling
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Cutting
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Maintenance
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Comfortable and well balanced
  • Cut cleanly and well
  • Strong and robust


  • Safety catch needs getting used to
  • No replaceable blade
  • Expensive

What are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs like to use?

In the popular Japanese style, these simple secateurs have hand-forged, carbon steel blades and a chunky safety catch at the base. This can be tricky to get used to but is actually easy to engage just by flicking it against your thigh. They feel comfortable and well balanced in the hand and cut all stems cleanly and well. Strong and robust, their yellow handles are easy to spot. Lightweight (190g) and left-handed models are available as well as two different sizes to suit medium and large hands. A replacement spring is included and they come with a two-year warranty.

Are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs good value for money?

These are expensive secateurs with just a two-year warranty, but we love their simplicity, quality and high performance. They're built to last and we think they're good value for money.

Who are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs most useful for?

Ideal for all gardening jobs and every gardener, with a size and weight to suit all.

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Product Specifications

NameNiwaki Gr Pro Secateurs
ModelGr Pro
Secateur typeBypass
Secateur handle typeSuitable for left or right handed use
Hand orientationRight-handed
Maximum cut diameter15mm
Blade materialCarbon steel
Blade removableNo
Safety catchYes