Hikari Products, Inc.
16102 S. Western Ave., Suite 201
Gardena, CA 90247

US    1-800-445-2747
Worldwide 310-516-0350

Features and Benefits:
In this section, we briefly explain various scissor features and their benefits.  This section will be updated periodically.

Frequently Asked Questions, Industry News & General Scissor Information: (Click Here)
In this section, we will answer the most frequently asked questions that we have received in our 30 years of business in the 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 information.
Features and Benefits:

1) Scissor Dimensions:

Use these specifications to help you compare your existing scissor to a Hikari scissor.  Note that scissors with crane handles when compared to standard handles, will often have a proportionally shorter blade length compared to the overall length. We have found that it is important to compare blade lengths of scissors and not just the overall length.


2) Hikari Precision Convex Edge:

The Precision Convex Edge, invented by Hikari, has revolutionized the concept of cutting sharpness and accuracy. This unique blade 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 has no serrations or conventional outer edge bevel or grind, making them the most accurate in the world. 

Please note that the details in making a true Hikari Precision Convex Edge are difficult and often takes years of training. The 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 of the scissor. We have found that although many companies claim to have a convex edge, none are able to replicate a true Hikari Precision Convex edge.

There are many factors that contribute to the performance of a great quality scissor but the craftsmanship of the convex edge is the most important.


3) Crane Handle:

A Crane handle is a handle that is angled downward instead of being perfectly level or going horizontally straight. This gentle curve allows the stylist to cut with their elbow in a lower, more relaxed position when doing scissor over comb or similar techniques
4) Anatomic Thumb Hole: 
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

    a. Sculptured Permanent Finger Rest:  This type of finger rest is curved for comfort and it is not removable. 

    b. Removable Finger Rest:  This is usually a straight finger rest that can also be removed by simply unscrewing the finger rest. 


8) Offset Handle:

Offset handles are scissors that have a shorter thumb handle than the finger ring handle. By having a shorter thumb handle, you do not have to move your thumb as far when opening the scissor. This puts less stress on the thumb tendon and can help reduce the risk of CTS.   

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