There seems to exist a number of myth's about bonsai tools, and in particular the question as to whether Japanese or Chinese tools are in fact a wiser investment. There is no doubt what so ever, that the majority of Japanese Made tools are of a high standard, but this does not mean that Chinese tools are of a poor standard. My tip is to purchase only from a seller offering a 100% money back guarantee - like the tools supplied by OzBonsai.
The OzBonsai tool set, represents best value for money. The kit is comprised of a mixture of both Chinese and Japanese tools, that have been hand selected to deliver a carefully refined product, that presents, not only best value for money, but also uncomprimised quality of product.
I myself use the exact same tool kit that we sell at OzBonsai. Simply search 'ozbonsai' on ebay to reveal our complete listings. You can also visit our store at http://stores.ebay.com.au/ozbonsai