Japanese Grip Sewing Scissors “Kenshi” are made by Kenshi Terazaki who is one of the only two craftsmen in the world that create this traditional Japanese craft using traditional method.
These grip sewing scissors are perfect for those with any hand sewing projects. Traditional Japanese dressmakers and hand sewists have trusted and found this tool essential for centuries. Not only are these Japanese Grip Sewing Scissors “Kenshi” the sharpest and easiest thread snips you’ll ever use, they also last for decades. Don’t buy thread snips that fall apart. Invest in a pair of these scissors now and pass them on to your grandchildren.
Why Japanese scissors are superior
These scissors are hand forged from scratch – precisely from a stick of special Japanese steel that’s a length of your palm. The steel processing technique is totally unique to Japan and it’s been passed onto chosen craftsmen for centuries. These scissors are typically used for sawing to cut threads and fabrics as well as wool work. In Japan, traditional confectionary artists also use them to decorate sweets.
Japanese Grip Sewing Scissors “Kenshi” are not cut from a sheet of steel like many other producrts these days. Instead they are made from a piece of steel hammered over 1,000 times. Terazaki first hammers it into a long flat stick, then hardens it by putting it through 1,000°C heat then cooling it . He hammers some more, blending in another type of steel for the edges. He then skillfully polishes and sharpens it, giving perfectly sharp edges before folding it to a U shape.
Secret of Japanese Sewing Scissors
The secret of Japanese Sewing scissors is in the back of the blades. Perfectly crafting the back blades is crucial in giving users a continuously smooth and enjoyable cutting experience. These steps require a trained eye, and scissors of this quality can’t be mass-produced. They take time and skill to make, and it’s undoubtedly a labor of love. Every step serves a purpose, and the results speak for themselves. All is done for reason and the result speaks for itself. Just snip with a pair of Terazaki’s Japanese Grip Sewing Scissors “Kenshi” and you will realise the difference. You will also appreciate Terazaki’s efforts when you find his scissors are still sharp decades later. These are desgined to last so you can pass them onto your grandchildren.
How to tell your scissors are high quality
Most scissors perform fine when you cut close to the rivet or the screw. Most decent scissors should cut well when they are brand new. But the questions you should be asking are; will the scissors cut well using just the tips? Will they stay sharp after 10 years? Do they last for decades? Terazaki’s grip scissors will exceed your expectations, ticking all the boxes for high-performance cutting. Not only are they visually stunning, but they are made to last for decades and will stay sharp even after 10 years of use. When it comes to cutting with just the tips, these scissors excel beyond any others of their kind on the market. You’ll cherish them for a lifetime.
- 1. Precision Cutting: Unlike regular scissors with finger loops, you can hold closer to the blades tip, allowing for greater control over the cutting edge.
2. Sharpness: Superior Japanese steel and traditional scissor making method give a very sharp and smooth cutting edge that lasts for a long time.
- 3. Efficiency: You can simply grab and grip, rather than putting fingers through loops, each time you cut. This will save time and allow you to work fast.
- 4. Design: The scissors feature a timeless, ergonomic design with a traditional Japanese aesthetic, making them visually appealing as well as comfortable to use.
Material: SK5 (Yellow Paper Grade Yasugi Steel)
Total Length: approx. 10.5cm
Weight: approx. 18g
– Do not cut hard objects such as wire
– Suitable to cut fabric, thread and wool, also used as confectionary decorating tool
– To clean, you can use a blade cleaner or mild detergent. Dry immediately and do not leave them wet. We recommend camellia seed tool oil be applied after cleaning
– Keep in a dry place