Scissors: Ikebana Hasami: Stainless Kunihisa Hikaru 2001-004

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- Ikebana Hasami: Stainless Kunihisa Hikaru is made in Tsukanome, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan

Product Detail
SKU: 2001-004
Country of manufacture: Tsukanome, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
Material: Stainless
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. 

Stainless steel, a well-known and widely used steel type, was first industrialized in 1912. It offers several advantages for those concerned about scissor maintenance:

  1. Rust Resistance: Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust, particularly when compared to high carbon steel. It can withstand humidity well, but it's important to note that it's not entirely rust-proof unless submerged in water.

  2. Sharpness: Stainless steel scissors tend to stay sharper, although the sharpness also depends on the cutting edge angle. However, they are more challenging to sharpen due to their hardness and may be more prone to chipping.

  3. Weight: The additional weight of stainless steel scissors can provide better control during use.

Stainless steel is an excellent choice for individuals who want low-maintenance scissors with rust resistance, and it can be preferable for tasks where sharpness retention is important. However, it's important to consider the trade-off of ease of sharpening and potential for chipping.


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


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

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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