Category: Scissor Types

What’s the Difference Between German- & Japanese-Style Scissors?

The most commonly used scissors are the German- and Japanese-style scissors. But what’s the difference between the two? Here we discuss the major distinctions so that you can decide which style is best for you. Facing Side Unlike the flat, German-style scissors, the facing sides of Japanese-style scissors have a small hollow ground area behind… Read more »

Cast vs. Forged Steel for Hairstyling Scissors

There are two types of steel most hairstyling scissors are made from: cast steel and forged steel. Cast steel is liquid metal poured into a mold and then ground into shape. Many “Japanese steel” scissors are cast. Forged steel is made by heating and hammering rolled steel into shape. It is then ground into the… Read more »