All of Hikari scissors are made in Japan. Our haircutting scissors are hand made by our professionals at Niigata factory in Japan. Our scissors, handed to our customer, are all achieved strict inspection and Hikari quality by our professionals. Everyone is different on feeling about cutting, smoothness or size of ring etc. Hikari scissors are to satisfy all customer’s needs, therefore we can customize your scissors upon your request. To fulfill our customer’s needs, our professional must have same point of view with our customers. “Reflect opinion, given from our customers, on the scissors” is our philosophy. It is meaningless to create and manufacture best scissors, only from our point of view. When customers’ opinion meets with our best material and professional techniques, it gives you our best Hikari scissors.
The origin comes from the craftsmanship applied in blade edging on Japanese Katana swords where the surface of the blade is concaved resembling the shape of shells on clams.
The scissors version applies that same craftsmanship of Japanese swords and we call it Hikari Convex Edge.
After extensive R＆D, Hikari’s founder was the first to introduce the technology to the world scissors industry, and the Convex Edge blades on hairdressing scissors achieved an unprecedented quality of sharpness. In the present, almost every manufacturer attempts to imitate the Convex Edge, and although the form could be reproduced, the quality of sharpness cannot be duplicated.
Presently, machine production is common, but at Hikari, we are committed to hand-made production through majority of process. Especially for the clam shell blade, the convex edge, it requires seasoned craftsmanship to produce.
To be able to cut smoothly with a constant tension, it requires cutting with one contact point on the blade.
At Hikari, our craftsmen adjust the delicate curvatures on two blades by hand to deliver one-of-a-kind and distinguished sharpness with great feel.
The more a blade is sharpened, it will become that much sharper, but sharp edge is thin and delicate, so the two scissor blades will interlock more often, lowering the scissors’ usability as a result.
By maintaining more than enough thickness at the ridge for blade support, and by applying an astonishingly sharp edge, Hikari Convex Scissors delivers co-existence of practical features such as long-lasting sharpness and durability when regrinding, as well as highest quality sharpness.
The Hikari quality is not only its sharpness but its grip as well.
Stylists open and close scissors thousands of times per day.
A grip that is not fit for the user’s hand and scissors that are difficult to hold will cause tendonitis. Generally, manufacturers just make scissors, but at Hikari, the leaders of the company has been hair stylists for three generations, so we are committed to develop scissors with correct grip position and secure feel.