This question is inspired by Hairmaven's post on another thread.
The harder the steel is the longer it can hold it's edge, the softer the steel is the sharper the edge can be, that's why companies layer metals and coat their scissors so they can get a really sharp edge without you having to pay $5000 for a completely titanium scissor, which hair stylist wont pay for anyway, they is why the scissor market is cutting quality, price. The softer the metal the sharper the blade but the quick it looses it's edge.
So, which type of metals are hard & which are soft? Which do you all prefer? Soft steel with a sharper edge that needs to be sharpened more often; or hard steel that may not be as sharp, but keep the edge longer?
Does anyone know of any good examples of shears that have "layered materials"?
I've been eyeing the Rusk shears at every show I go to. I'm debating on picking up a pair this fall. Are those considered hard or soft steel?
I'm also trying to stay in the $300 price range for now.
Thanks for your help!