Anyone use Washi shears? I have been researching shears for weeks now, and they have a pair which I'd love to have, but I don't know anyone who owns a pair.
I love Washi shears. I've used several pairs and prefer them over the other companies I've tried. They're super smooth and they have great customer service :) I have the Black Velvet Master, Green Vibe Swivel & some blending shears. Hope that helps
That's interesting that out of all shears that are on the market , that your response would be , Washi shears. Does anyone know where the Washi shears are manufactured.
Times have changed. I remember that cutters also thought that "ice shears", were also great shears.
Thanks for your opinion. I may have to give them another look.
I can't offer a specific brand recommendation, but I can offer some tips on selecting a quality shear. By way of fair disclosure, I'm not a stylist. My son is. I'm just one who researches before spending big money, so I came up with this list to help him. In the hope it will be of help to someone else too, here it is. Long post warning...
So there you have it... my two cents worth.
Nice job, Rhonda!
Very interesting information. I haven't found a website that will tell you all this information online. I suppose I would need to email them directly to find out some of these things. I've just looked at 4 different websites, and not one of them states if they are Japanese stainless steel. They do say they are 440c or give a number of Rockwell hardness, so perhaps they feel that covers it.
Thanks for sharing that Rhonda. It's good information to have when researching shears.
What's the difference between a convex and a semi-convex edge? Different uses maybe?
Here's what I think... convex edges are very sharp with an angle of 45-50 degrees. They are usually used on wet hair, for slide cutting, and for point cutting. Beveled edges are an older style originating in Germany that are sharpened at a 30-35 degree angle. Some people like beveled edges for dry cutting, but many now use exclusively convex. Semi-convex edges are between convex and bevel with an angle of 40-45 degrees.
Again, I'm not a stylist, so I hope others with way more knowledge and experience will chime in here. My feeling is that convex is the way to go unless you're one who likes an arsenal of shears, each with their own special purpose... and I don't know what the specific purpose of a semi-convex is. I've also read that they can be tricky to have sharpened back to their original angle and sometimes end up being more beveled.
BTW, there is also a custom edge that is some sort of combination, but I don't really understand how that works, so I'll just mention it then leave it alone.
Hope this helps.
are you counting your degrees form the top down or bottom up?
I'd love to sound all smart here, but I haven't got a clue from which direction the angles are measured. I was pretty happy with myself for just knowing there were varying degrees to the angles. LOL! Thanks for joining the discussion. With your stylist/sharpener experience, I'll get to learn something new.
Ok, not a problem. Its just that on a 90 degree and counting up convex edges traditionally are standard at 45 which is a good guess anyway since its smack in the middle and you counted up to 50 which to is a steeper angle unless you were counting down.
50 and 60 degrees are yout typical bevel edges. German scissors traditionally are beveled.
convex edges means that the blade will curve all the way down to the edge without a bevel. A semi-convexed edge starts off as a convex and is given a steeper angle at the edge.
convexed edges give you razor sharp scissors. You can feel them cut through hair like butter. Not all convex scissors will slide but this is all preference by stylist anyway which is why you need to test scissors out.
semi-convexed and beveled edges are good for blunt cutting and heavy cutting work but at that point I preferre serrated scissors.
hope this helps.
if you want to talk scissors feel free to just message me. Cheers!