All things shears

Materials of Shears

The material your hair cutting shears are made from determines how long they last without sharpening and how fine the edge of them can be. Of course, the way you are taking care of your shears has an impact on their longevity as well, but firstly their quality depends on used materials and manufacturing process. Due to years of development and innovation of scissors manufacturing, nowadays shears can be made from variety of different materials, but the most common materials which are used in production of scissors are explained below. A long time ago cutlery makers knew that forging or,…

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How Scissors Are Made?

Hair cutting shears and scissors are usually made of steel, but scissors which are used for more specific purposes are made from metal alloys as well, for example, scissors for cutting of cordite cannot produce sparks, but scissors for cutting of magnetic tape cannot interfere with magnetism. Steel scissors can be divided in two basic forms: Stainless steel is used to make scissors in which a plastic handle is fitted to the metal blade. Usually the handle of stainless steel scissors are made from a strong and lightweight material, for example, ABS plastic. Stainless steel is manufactured, using iron, about…

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Difference Between Expensive and Cheap Hair Shears

The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true for many things and hair cutting shears are not an exception. As one might guess, inexpensive or cheap hair shears are made of inexpensive material, namely, steel which is duller and harder to hone, comparing to better grade and more expensive metal. Quality of steel directly affects the sharpness of blades and thus smoothness of the blade action. The action of two blades determines the effort of opening and closing blades, as well as the smoothness of cutting. Qualitative hair shears simply last longer, because high quality stainless steel…

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Tips for Buying Hair Cutting Shears

It is not a secret that shears are the most important tool of every hairdresser, therefore, it is significant to buy hair cutting shears which are qualitative, long-lasting and suitable for barber’s individual needs and wants. To find out, how to orient in shears market, without loosing common sense, read the article below. It is clear that we pay for many different thing while buying hair shears – we pay for design, material, functionality, labor inputs and many other factors. There are manufacturers which focus only on design, leaving functionality and durability in the second plan. Buying shears like these…

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Types of Barber’s Shears

Hair cutting scissors are the basic and the essential tool of every barber, regardless of whether it is professional or just an amateur. Excluding regular hair cutting shears, there are few other types of barber shears for different hair cutting techniques. Considering that scissors are hairstylist’s artistic tool they just must be different to achieve necessary purposes, for example, cutting, thinning, texturising or styling. The quality and the result of haircut directly depends not only on quality of barber’s scissors, but also on their accordance to hair type, hair texture and purpose of haircut. An especially creative and complex haircut…

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Terminology of Scissors

It may seem that such ordinary thing as scissors have simple construction and simple terminology as well, but it is not like that. Scissors, especially hair shears, are quite complex thing with specific terminology, therefore, let’s look to them more detailed. Points or tips are ends of blades. Outside blade is the dull edge of the blade. Sometimes it is called as back side of the blade as well. Thumb blade is the blade which is connected with finger bow for thumb. Finger blade is the blade which is connected with finger bow for finger. Adjustment screw is the screw…

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