Japanese thread clipper snipper kuroha with red and white thread wrapped handle


This listing is for one Misuzu brand thread clipper "kuroha"

These thread snips are the perfect accessory for sewing, embroidery or sashiko. They are very sharp and easy to pick up and use. They are my "go-to" for all things that involve thread such as: removing stitches, cutting thread, removing short threads and cleaning up my finished item and clipping off fabric pulls.

This kuroha is entirely created out of steel and features a pretty, red and white thread wrapped handle and tassel.

It also comes with a clear, plastic cover so that you can store it in your sewing bag without the fear of being poked later (because yes, these are sharp!).

The clippers are 4.1 inches (105mm) total in length. The blades are about 1 3/8 inches (35mm) long.

The snips come in a box. The description is in Japanese and roughly translated it says:

"A pair of scissors with outstanding sharpness that is suitable for a wide range of applications such as sewing and handicrafts. This is a high-class product with excellent materials, processing methods and technology. Thread is wrapped around the handle so that it fits comfortably in your hand.

How to care for your kuroha:

Rust is the most powerful enemy for scissors. After use, wipe off cloth, lint, hand oil and sweat. Apply sewing machine oil if needed.

Caution! This is a sharp knife. Please handle with care and keep away from children."

This item is made in Japan.

Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you. This order will have the accurate shipping cost. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.


I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment. Payment processing is performed by ETSY therefore payment will be shown as "ETSY" on your bank statement.

Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to addresses within the USA using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

*I am registered on the LUCID register. My registration number is: DE4813955437000. My current recycling partner is Reclay. I always reuse packaging if I am able and also encourage customers to re-use and recycle*

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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    Returns and exchange details

    I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

    A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


    I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. ETSY is required to collect sales tax for a number of states as well as collect and remit VAT for countries withing the EU. ETSY is the credit processor and website host for my private site and are therefore required to collect and remit sales tax for items shipped to some parts of the USA as well as the EU.

    Items shipped to the EU where VAT has been pre-paid will contain documentation showing that this has been paid. It is possible that additional charges and handling fees may be charged at delivery. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

    Very good, as described and working well.

    I love my Jaoanese snips. They are sharp and perfect in my hand. It is getting hard for me to use small embroidery scissors because my arthritic knuckles get caught in the finger holes. These are perfect.

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