I am looking into buying a new pair of shears. I have the rusk swivel thumb 5". I love them, but need something new. I would like to stick with a swivel thumb, it's very comfortable. I was looking at the sensei 'revo' shear. it looks good on the site, it has alot of good features. it's going for $419. which is about all I can spend right now.
I was wondering if anyone has used this shear, or has experience with this brand. I want to get the most for my money.
tdub~was looking at the sensei shears at a convention in vegas. never did get back to that booth but the shears looked and felt nice. please do let us know what you think of them. i've had matsusakis, kokoros, hikaris, jaquars, via, hardcore and several others. still my favorites are the centrix. the V5's are great. right now i'm using the really slim ones, a recent 'release' - no swivel. i've had several styles of the centrix. the V5's and this slim shear are my favorites. hope the sensei's are great-look forward to your opinion.
I have owned sensei shears and find them to be a great shear - especially for the price. I use TIGI Hardcore 6.5" right now - and a pair of Anthony Mascolo signature 6.8" - love them. You'll love the sensei shears - they served me well for many years.
A little off the subject - recent studies suggest that carpel tunnel is not caused by repetition - it appears to be genetic - they won't even call it repetitive stress syndrome anymore...
i see. just wondering what you'd meant. checked out that website and they have a wide selection. would be difficult to choose a pair without testing them out first. i've never heard of the 'buttercut' brand prior to this.
oh-nothing to do with shears, but it is a 'sheer pleasure' to listen-if you haven't already-give a listen to the new cd by John Legend.it is all that!!!!!
WOW! dead grass is greener than that is. Why did you want to work there?
Statikman- I couldn't agree with you more, butttt what I got out of tdub's post wasn't what I understood you to do. You want the stylists to boost "their" own career which will in turn boost yours. That's how it's suppose to work. Right? What I understood from this "the people who run the place don't have family or kids, so they have no problem taking you away from yours, and not being happy unless your giving your life for the company" is that they could care less about tdubs career, and only their own. Granted the classes will boost tdubs career and education but at what cost?... That's what promted my reply. Not that (s)he gets free education or any at all for that matter, but that it should come above all else.
I am considering investing in a pair of Hikaris, specifically the New Cosmos 5.5". Any recommendations, either for or against?
I love my shears, they are made by KAI and are Japanesse. These are the same people that make the Samori swords and boy are they sharp!
I read in one of the posts about the hair getting pushed away when they cut, that is because the tension in the shears is either too tight or too loose, if you hold your shears by the Little Finger Tang, with the points of the shears pointing upwards, take the thumb ferrule and lift it up all the way and then drop it, if you have a fingers width space between the thumb ferrule & the tang still open when they fall, the shears have the correct amount of tension. If the shears come back down and the tang & thumb ferrule touch, the shears are too loose, if the thumb ferrule doesn't go back down, they are too tight.
Be careful about having your shears sharpened by the guys that come into your salons, some shears like my KAI's have serrated blades, that only the manufacturer can put back on the shears.
- Mags Kavanaugh
In terms of shears you should always go with a german. There is no better steel! Japanese shears like Jowell, Hikari, Kasho, Washi and so on are declining in quality as the years go by. Some other companies like Arius Eickert are looking for cheaper ways to produce their shears so god only knows where they source from but a friend bought an Eickert and it crapped out in like a month.
A good solis german shear can stand the test of time. With the innovations in technology and forging coming out of lines like Jaguar and Fromm you can't go wrong with those guys. There is a give an take here though.
Regular Stainless steel shears lose their edge quicker than other steels so go with a SmartSteel shear or something like the Blue Titan from Fromm. With SmartSteel all the carbides in the steel are the same size and spacing reducing friction and far extending the life and sharpness.
With a titanium shear like the Blue Titan or Black Fusion they use titanium infusion to make the shear not only "stainless" but the titanium makes them hypo-allergenic (nickel allergy sufferers can rest easy with these since no nickle comes out) and cince there is less or no chromium in the steel ( chromium is what makes stainless steel "stainless") the edge stay longer.
If you absolutely must have a Japanese shear or you might die I recommend either the Joewell C-one or CR-01.
How can you say Country of Origin has nothing to do with it. For the sake of argument we could arguably say it has more to do with the manufacturer or brand. However many sharpeners I talk to have complained about the declining quality of Japanese shears for years. On the other hand they have nothing but good things to say about German shears like the Fromm and Jaguar.
These are the people who know shears the best. Can you say a carpenter knows what hammer has the best craftsmanship or the best drill. It's all oppinion. I made mine, you made yours. I backed mine up with facts you just argued for the sake of argument I think because you think you know something. In outr little battle of wits you came armed with a rubber band and I came in an M1 Abrams tank. LOL
It doesn't matter shears are shears I guesss whatever you like is what you should buy.
me thinks you will be joining
I swear by my Kokoros.
Best shear I've ever used and it's now going on 6 years that I am still using them with excellent results.
would have been better... NOT Alesia....
I know that Fromm makes Left handed shears. I don't, however know how good they are. We used to have to get them for our students who were left handed. It's hard to find good ones though.
But did you know:
That the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
That means only left handed people are in their right mind!
Sorry I could not help myself. I had an X who was left handed and had that sign over his desk.
Optikad, when I use to work with Vidal Sassoon, he made us do that exercise, resting our shears on the left hand and then using just our thumb for 5 minutes before each class, it really does help you to use the correct muscles and not get into bad habits, everyone should try this one, it will make you use the right muscles and you'll be able to feel the difference.
- Mags Kavanaugh
Hi i am new in the industry and want to buy pair of quality scissors. I have researched some and want to hear some other opinions. I saw a good deal for a pair of JAGUAR scissors, model:PreStylist Relax. And Also apair by TONDEO: Spots.
A pair I saw that looked really nice were the Jaguar, CJ4 Plus Ceramic Fusion, but pretty expensive for me. I also heard of Arius Eickert:Ergonomic, Fusion 8141
Does anyone know these scissors and if they are good. I would appreciate any help of what to buy.....thanks
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I have owned Kasho, Hikari, and Joewell shears and a few lesser known brands that were not very good. For me the Hikaris are the smoothest and sharpest but Kasho is a close second and Joewell 3rd. I agree with a previous post that the Japanese made shears are by far the best! Be careful of brands that have Japanese names but are actually made in Taiwan, China, Korea, etc. I bought some Musashi shears and they were horrible and later found out they were made in Taiwan! I think it's best to go with the names that have been around for a long time and their reputations are well known. (20 years or more).
If you do a google search for Hikari Shears, their website should come up. Their website is: www.hikariscissors.com
You can also try Kasho, I think they sharpen Hikari's as well.
I just tryed a pair of KARG shear AMAZING
Google him Karg Shears
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I've been cutting hair for 22 years and I've dealt with a lot of "types" in the shear business. There are so many makes and models to chose from and shears are a subjective matter because they are about feel and ease and conformity. I needed someone who could match shears with my needs and my cutting style. I just purchased a few Kashos from Precision Shears online and dealt straight with the owner (Guy). He advertises “price matching” and his customer care was fabulous. He gave me the best price I was hunting for. I own shears in all price ranges and I think it really boils down to your “go-to shears”. You can own a wide range of shears but you should really spend the effort and time in researching those couple of shears you keep picking up over all the others.
We have various shears that we see people have been looking for.(Altieri, Cricket, Rocket Dog, The RotoRazor) etc...
We are in the midst of listing these items so check out our site or call us at 1-877-GET-BTY (943-8289) If you have a request.
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Please check out our web site for information about the great line of Kokoro Hairtyling Shears.
You will find lots of information about Kokoro shears and our service department offering factory service for Kokoro shears and all other lines.
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