Scissors: Ikebana Hasami: Carbon Steel Kosino Kouzou 2001-002

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- Ikebana Hasami: Carbon Steel Kosino Kouzou is made in Tsukanome, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan

Product Detail
SKU: 2001-002
Country of manufacture: Tsukanome, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
Material: Carbon Steel
Dimension (L x W x H): 6.5 x 0 x 0

Product Description

Tsubota's phylosophy "Just scissors, yet their sharpness, our lives"

The ikenobo style scissors handles are rolled by hand, one by one, using traditional methods. 

Carbon steel is a well-known metal used in the scissor industry. It contains varying percentages of carbon, making it tougher than stainless steel. Carbon steel is known for its flexibility due to the addition of manganese and carbon content. It is particularly suitable for cutting tools like knives, scissors, and blades. Here are some key advantages of carbon steel:

  1. Sharpening: Carbon steel is both tough and softer than stainless steel, allowing it to be sharpened to a finer edge and making it easier to sharpen.

  2. Chipping Resistance: It is less prone to chipping compared to stainless steel, but care should still be taken to avoid dropping the scissors on the ground.

  3. Weight: Carbon steel is a lighter metal, making it a suitable choice for those who need lighter scissors due to conditions like arthritis, nerve problems, or wrist issues.

However, it's important to note that carbon steel is prone to rusting unless treated with an anti-rust coating. To maintain carbon steel scissors:

  • Keep the blades dry, protecting them from both water and humidity in the air.
  • If not in use for an extended period, store the scissors in their box with the blades coated in oil, such as sewing machine oil, to prevent rust.

 

Steel Comparison Chart

Property Carbon Steel Blue-paper Carbon Steel Stainless Steel
Toughness tough, can be sharpened finely tougher, can be sharpened finely Very Tough, but harder to sharpen
Prone to Chipping Less prone to chipping Less prone to chipping More prone to chipping
Weight Lighter Lighter

Heavier

Rust Resistance Prone to rust if not coated Prone to rust if not coated Highly rust-resistant
Maintenance

Requires more maintenance, but easyer to sharpen frequestly

Requires more maintenance, but easyer to sharpen frequestly

Low maintenance, but reqire more effort to sharpen 

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