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Japanese concave cutters, also known as Mataeda Hasanmi, are necessary to style bonsai and pre-bonsai nursery stock; they are specifically designed to cut branches flush to the trunk and its particular design ensures that there is no western bonsai cutter equivalent to Japanese concave cutters.
The type of cut offered by this type of Bonsai cutter allows the wound to heal quickly and smoothly, and because of the bonsai concave cut, it allows healing without creating an unsightly bump on the trunk of your bonsai tree. Bonsai concave cutters are one of the Bonsai carving tools that are the hallmark of creating beautiful bonsai. If you are a bonsai enthusiast, the bonsai concave cutter is a tool that you will want to own.