These sharp scissors are made in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, one of the most famous cutlery cities in Japan. The handles are decorated with lacquer and gold Makie, which give the scissors a noble luster. A silk tassel with glittering gold thread is attached.
You can enjoy the subtle changes in color that only natural lacquer can bring, and as the years go by, the beautiful luster will appear. The smooth texture unique to urushi lacquer fits comfortably in your hand.
Each pair of small scissors is handcrafted by a craftsman to adjust the engagement of the blades in order to achieve a sharp cutting edge. The final steps of the finishing process "Koba-biki" and "Tip Shaving" require the senses and experienced skills of the artisan.
Since the blade are delicately finished in with tapered tip, it is easy to use for detailed work of sewing and handicraft.
Each set of scissors comes in a leather case with a gilt tassel, protected by a cloth wrapping. The cloth can be used as a cleaning cloth for the lacquered handles.
▼Edge sharpening in two-steps called "Koba-biki"
The blades are sharpened by adding a small edge by grinding the blade at two different angles, which ensures long-lasting sharpness and strength.
Shaving the tip increases the accuracy of blade engagement. Please note in advance that the blade tips are flat.
A closer look of the tip when blades are closed.
Lacquer｜Ehara Lacquer Works／Aichi
Lacquer factory founded in 1970 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. They mainly make lacquer items and Buddhist altars for temples and households. In recent years, they have been producing various lacquered works other than traditional Buddhist altars.
A cutlery manufacturer established in 1933 in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, one of Japan's leading cutlery towns. The reliable quality was born from the outstanding technology and abundant knowledge cultivated through history. Their products have pleasant sharpness that cannot be found anywhere else.
All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.
Handles: Lacquer, Gold Body: Stainless cutlery steel, ABS resin Case: Genuine leather Tassel: Polyester