In this section, we briefly explain various scissor features
and their benefits. This
be updated periodically.
Asked Questions, Industry News & General Scissor Information:
this section, we will answer the most frequently
asked questions that we have received in our 30 years of business in
USA. We will also
discuss the latest
scissor trends, industry news and anything else of interest for the
professional stylist. We
will try to
update this section frequently, so please check back for more
|Features and Benefits:
1) Scissor Dimensions:
specifications to help you compare your existing
scissor to a Hikari scissor. Note
scissors with crane handles when compared to standard handles, will
a proportionally shorter blade length compared to the overall length.
found that it is important to compare blade lengths of scissors and not
the overall length.
2) Hikari Precision Convex Edge:
Convex Edge, invented by Hikari, has
revolutionized the concept of cutting sharpness and accuracy. This
design combines a hand-buffed outer
blade with a hollow ground (concave) inner
blade. Both blades are polished by hand to razor sharpness. This edge
serrations or conventional outer edge bevel or grind, making them the
accurate in the world.
that the details in making a true Hikari
Precision Convex Edge are difficult and often takes years of training.
shape of the arc of the edge, the angle of the edge, and the
consistency of the
edge from tip to pivot are critical factors that affect the performance
scissor. We have found that although many companies claim to have a
edge, none are able to replicate a true Hikari Precision Convex edge.
many factors that contribute to the performance of
a great quality scissor but the craftsmanship of the convex edge is the
3) Crane Handle:
Crane handle is a handle that is angled downward
instead of being perfectly level or going horizontally straight. This
curve allows the stylist to cut with their elbow in a lower, more
position when doing scissor over comb or similar techniques
| 4) Anatomic Thumb
|This style of
thumb grip has a slight bend at the back of
the thumb ring. This allows the stylist to
open the scissor using only the side of their thumb.
5) Cutaway Thumb Hole:
This style of
thumb grip has a small indentation at the back
of the thumb ring. Similar
to the anatomic thumb hole (see above), this allows the
stylist to open the scissor using only the side of their thumb.
6) Finger Rests
Permanent Finger Rest: This
finger rest is curved for comfort and it is not removable.
Finger Rest: This
is usually a straight
finger rest that can also be removed by simply unscrewing the finger
8) Offset Handle:
handles are scissors that have a shorter thumb handle
than the finger ring handle. By having a shorter thumb handle, you do
to move your thumb as far when opening the scissor. This puts less
the thumb tendon and can help reduce the risk of CTS.
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