Scissor Manufacturing Process

Scissor Manufacturing Process

Handmade vs Machine finished

There are tangible differences in the manner of production. The vast majority of scissors are machine made, with perhaps some hand sharpening or finishing. A few Brands are still hand made, and these represent the very finest scissors available. Of all the brands available Mizutani is one of the few remaining that are entirely hand made. The TRI, Sakura and Miraki ranges of scissors are hand finished.

Casting Vs Forging

Lastly there are two fundamentally different ways of creating the steel that is used to make the scissors. Forged steel is folded and hammered, while cast steel is poured into a mould or punched out from a steel plate. The steel that is punched from a plate represents the lowest grade of steel available for the production of hairdressing scissors and is known as Die Casting. It can have bubbles and imperfections and is generally used for cheaper scissors. Cast steel is poured into a mold at very high temperature (1200°C). If it is injection molded it is harder and more durable than die cast steel. Scissors are mostly cast using an injection molding process. The benefits of producing scissors this way are:

  • Good quality material at a low price.
  • Relatively high hardness (HRC 59-61 degrees)
  • Lower cost for molds, which means very many models available.

Our site has an extensive range of scissors, with size options that cover 4‘/2” to 7″, left handed options and nickel free options.

Forged steel represents a better material for the production Professional Hairdressing scissors than cast steel. It is used for better quality models. This means that the steel is exceptionally hard, erosion resistant, will not crack and is very durable.

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