Tailor’s Shears Black Masamune are a creation of Yoshioka Hamono. Yoshioka may be more globally known for their topiary shears. But it was these dressmaking shears that initially got them going in 1946. And with these sewing shears they eventually established themselves as a master of blades in the city of Ono, the town filled with metal work experts. With a history of 1,200 years, the town has been known for its blacksmithery along with the northern Japanese city of Sanjo (Tsubame) in Niigata. Yoshioka since then have been producing a wide range of scissors. Their legendary curved topiary shears in particular have earned them so many enthusiastic fans around the world.
Japanese scissors for sewing Professionals
Black Masamune Tailor’s Shears come in two different sizes: 19cm (compact) and 24cm (fabric) . The “Compact” is 19cm in total length for easy maneuvering. They are nice and compact making it easy to maneuver for any type of dressmaking. If you are looking for a pair of scissors to cut patches of fabric in different shapes like appliqué or quilting work, these scissors come handy. These scissors are fantastic if you are to own only one pair or give someone as a gift as they are versatile and will satisfy most home and professional sewing needs.
If you want to cut a roll of fabric or a larger piece of fabric, the 24cm fabric scissors are what you need. You can rely on these scissors to cut straight and effortlessly, even when the fabric is delicate and light-weight like silk, georgette or lace.
for superior cutting experience
Black Masamune Tailor’s Shears are made from Blue Paper Grade of Hitachi Yasugi Steel, one of the highest quality Japanese steels available. These hand forged tools are made to last as well as to keep their sharpness for a long time. This steel may be less corrosion resistant than stainless steel, however, it gives far better grip on materials when made right and you can maintain it by sharpening for years if needed. You will enjoy superior cutting experience. This steel requires most qualified craftsmen to make the blades work. Just have a snip and feel the amazing craftsmanship.
shears for life
These shears are designed so that you can maintain by sharpening them if you ever feel the need for it. They are made to last for life if you cared properly. So these traditional crafts are great sustainable products that are more relevant and important now than ever. Let us all get a decent pair and pass it on for generations.
history of Japanese tailor’s shears
These tailor’s shears are called “Rasha” scissors in Japan. The word “rasha” comes from “raxa”, derived from the ancient Portuguese word which meant “thick coarse cloth”. The western style scissors are believed to have been introduced to Japan in mid 19th Century. The Japanese adjusted the western scissors to suit their use, making them compact, lighter and sharper.
Material: Blue Paper Grade, Hitachi Yasuki Steel
Compact and easy to maneuver
Stylish matte black colour
Size: approx. 19cm
Blade Length (from the rivet): 7.3cm
Blade Thickness: 5mm
Colour: Matt Black
– Keep in a dry place
– Do not leave them wet
– Do not sharpen the back of the blades. Secret of the Japanese scissors is in the back of the blades.
– To maintain the sharpness and if you are not using them for a while, say 6 months, we recommend you apply a drop of Japanese camellia seed oil around the rivet. Open and close a few times and wipe off any excess oil.