July 15, 2019 6 min read

Yasaka Seiki, located in Nara, Japan. When shopping for your next pair of shears, you may ask yourself  “Are these authentic Japanese Shears?"

Japan Scissors, Yasaka Scissors Logo and Yasaka Shear
Yasaka is the real deal and has been around long enough to be one of the most well-known Japanese hairdressing scissors manufacturers in the industry. Most of Yasaka scissors are made from Hitachi ATS-314 (440c) carbon steel with a Rockwell Hardness scale score of 61-64 HRC.

Hitachi ATS-314 steel is a very hard material made from the fine particle of pure carbon and Is commonly used for knives and other professional purpose shears; sewing, bonsai and of course hairdressing. Hitachi steel excels in corrosion resistance because of the chrome contained in the metal.

Scissors made from ATS-314 have a soft cut and have a long life.  ATS-314 edge holding ability is better than that of the old VG-10 steel, and it can be sharpened to a sharper edge, however, it's slightly less durable at higher hardness. Hitachi stance on ATS-314 compared to VG-10 (Takefu Special Steel).
 
We believe this steel is a well-balanced steel for scissors while having a structural stability, toughness, sharpness, wear-resistance and stainless
All Yasaka shears are made with the traditional method of sword blacksmithing and have been for over 100 years now. However, Yasaka newest blades are crafted and sharpened by a unique modern method, first of its kind for the scissors blades industry. The shears blades are hardened and then later annealed in a vacuumed sealed chamber void of air.

After the vacuum annealing processes are done, a sub-zero treatment is provided to further strengthen the blade. The unique hardness of Yasaka scissors allows for the sharpest cuts, abrasion, corrosion and overall resistance for long-lasting scissors.

Yasaka generally uses a clam-shaped blade that like many factors has to lead to their fame of producing effortlessly sharp cuts. Yasaka Shears uses of modern engineering techniques and designs with a blend of both traditional expert craftsmen and professional quality control, resulting in their ability to produce consistently high standards of hairdressing and barber shears all year every year.

YASAKA SEIKI CO.LTD. are both widely used and trusted in the professional hairdressing industry due to their consistent quality as the best Japanese Hair Scissors for the best prices. 
 
Like many Japanese style blades, Yasake uses the convex edge design. A clam shape is made on each side of the blade in a rounded fashion to create the famous convex edge. A convex blade type is perfect for steels such as ATS-314 as it holds the sharpness of the edge better than that of the bevelled design, therefore remains sharper for longer, and countering the loss of practical harness of the ATS-314.

Convex edge blades are desired for slicing style cutting due to their extreme durability and reduction in catching of clients hair.

However, there is one major downside to convex edges, and that's Sharpening requires particular skills and experience. A Convex edge is truly difficult to accomplish by hand and usually is achieved by a highly specialized grinding tool. For resharpening convex edge blades, please choose a local specialist that is experienced with both Japanese blades and specifically the knowledge of sharpening convex edge blades.

 

Now Let's Have A Look At Our Top 5 Picks For Yasaka Shears

#1 The Yasaka Traditional cutting scissors

Yasaka Scissors Traditional Cutting Shear


HANDLE POSITION

Traditional

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

5" and 5.5"

CUTTING EDGE

Slice Cutting Edge 

BLADE

Clam Shaped Convex Edge

FINISH

Polished


The Yasaka Traditional cutting scissors - a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia


The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.


For any hair cutting professional looking for the best hairdressing shear, Yasaka traditional Scissors delivers on all fronts. A High-quality ergonomic scissor made in Japan from premium Japanese steel. Find out why so many hairdressers are switching over to Yasaka today and try one for your self!



#2 The Yasaka Offset Handle Cutting Scissors

Yasaka Offset Handle Hairdressing Shears


HANDLE POSITION

Offset Handle

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

5", 5.5" and 6"

CUTTING EDGE

Slice Cutting Edge 

BLADE

Clam Shaped Convex Edge

FINISH

Polished


The Yasaka Offset Handle Cutting Scissors - A clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia


The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

 

#3 The Yasaka 7” Barber Cutting Scissors

Yasaka 7.0" Inch Barber Scissors


HANDLE POSITION

Offset

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

7" Inches

CUTTING EDGE

Slice Cutting Edge 

BLADE

Clam Shaped Convex Edge

FINISH

Polished



The Yasaka 7” Barber Cutting Scissors - A clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia. 

The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.



#4 The Yasaka Deluxe K-10

Yasaka Deluxe K-10 7" Inch Barber Scissors




HANDLE POSITION

Offset

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

7" Inches

CUTTING EDGE

Slice Cutting Edge 

BLADE

Clam Shaped Convex Edge

FINISH

Polished


The Yasaka Deluxe K-10 - These barber cutting scissors use a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia. 

The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.


#5 The Yasaka SM-50 Traditional Cutting Scissors

 

Yasaka SM-50 5" Traditional Hair Scissors





HANDLE POSITION

Traditional

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

5" Inches

CUTTING EDGE

Slice Cutting Edge 

BLADE

Clam Shaped Convex Edge

FINISH

Polished


The Yasaka SM-50 Traditional Cutting Scissors - Like many Yasaka shears it uses a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia


The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

 




Honourable Mention: The 6" Inch YS Yasaka

 


Yasaka YS 6.0" Hair Thinning Scissor


HANDLE POSITION

Offset

STEEL

ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel

SIZE

6" Inches

CUTTING EDGE

Thinning Scissor

BLADE

16 Teeth, 20 Teeth, 30 Teeth or 40 Teeth

FINISH

Polished


While these are not Yasaka hair cutting shears, they are the gods of their thinning range!


The 6" Inch YS Yasaka - Thinning Scissors use a Japanese sharpened prism technology to ensure the sharpest cuts. These have various teeth that are perfect thinning and texturising partners to your cutting scissors. 


40 Teeth is an estimated 50% Cut Away

30 Teeth is an estimated 35% Cut Away

20 Teeth is an estimated 25% Cut Away

16 Teeth is an estimated 15% Cut Away


The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

 

Yasaka SSS hair cutting sicssors

HANDLE POSITION Classic
STEEL Japanese VG10 Steel
SIZE 5.5" Inches
CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge 
BLADE Clam Shaped Convex Edge
FINISH Polished


Yasaka Seiki Co., Ltd
, Japan is a professional Japanese Scissors and Shears manufacturer. They are internationally famous for producing professional Yasaka shears from high quality and pure Japan Steel. The unique hardness of Yasaka scissors allows for the sharpest cuts, abrasion, corrosion and overall resistance for long-lasting scissors.

The Yasaka SSS Offset cutting scissors use a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia

The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

For any hair cutting professional looking for the best hairdressing, Yasaka Scissors Australia delivers another amazing set of high-quality ergonomic scissors made in Japan from premium Japanese steel. Find out why so many hairdressers are switching over to Yasaka!

 

 

 

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