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January 02, 2020 6 min read

Japan makes the worlds best Hairdressing Scissors and Barber Shears. 

They create the best Japanese cutting blade steels and invented the Conex Edge blade, now the world's most popular scissor blade.

We have brought together the best reviewed and rated Japanese style, designed and manufactured hairdressing scissors.

Quick Summary

These top ten scissors have been reviewed, rated, tested by hairdressing and barber professionals. 

The choices were made based on brand reputation, reviews, customer satisfaction and the best value for money. 


The Best Japanese Yasaka Offset Scissors Yasaka Offset Hair Cutting Scissors
  • Made in Japan with a precision cutting convex edge blade
  • 100% Japanese Hardened Hitachi Steel
  • Offset ergonomics to reduce fatigue
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Joewell Classic Hair Scissors Joewell Classic
  • All-Rounder blade
  • Elegant design
  • Premium Steel
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The sharpest barber scissors Kamisori Sword Professional Haircutting Shear
  • Japanese 440c Japanese Steel
  • Unique 3D Ultra-Sharp Convex Edge Blade
  • Offset ergonomics to reduce fatigue
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Japanese Design Offset Hairdressing Scissors Juntetsu Offset Hair Cutting Scissors
  • Premium Japanese VG10 Steel
  • Convex Edge Blade
  • Offset Ergonomics
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The best hairdressing scissor set Ichiro Offset Cutting & Thinning Scissors Set
  • Japanese 440C Steel
  • Sharp Convex Edge & V-Shaped Thinning
  • Offset ergonomics to reduce fatigue
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Best Matte Black Hairdressing Scissors Ichiro Black Cutting & Thinning Scissors Set
  • Japanese 440C Steel
  • Slim Design
  • Offset ergonomics to reduce fatigue
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Best entry level hair cutting scissor Mina Umi Hair Cutting Scissor
  • Stainless Steel
  • Best price for quality
  • Offset ergonomics to reduce fatigue
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Japanese VG10 Juntetsu hair cutting shear Juntetsu VG10 Hair Cutting Shears
  • Japanese VG10 steel
  • Powder polish finish
  • Convex edge blade
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Japanese Rose Gold Juntetsu Scissor Set Juntetsu Rose Gold 440c Set
  • Japan 440c Steel
  • Convex Edge Blade
  • Premium Rose Gold Design
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Yasaka Barber Hair Cutting Scissors Yasaka Barber Shears
  • Premium Barber Long Blade
  • Unique Japanese Design
  • ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel
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These ratings have been created based on customer reviews/ratings, sales, industry awards, amount of returns, amount of times added to wishlist, and some overall feedback from professionals.

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Japanese steel is what makes these scissors sharper for longer, lighter, and resistant to corrosion and physical damage.

Let’s get started and take a look at the five best Japanese scissors that 2020 has to offer. 

 

Top 10 Japanese Shears For 2020


1. ) Yasaka Offset Hair Cutting Shears


HANDLE POSITION Offset Handle
STEEL ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel
SIZE 5", 5.5" and 6"
CUTTING EDGE Clam Shaped Convex Edge
BLADE Cutting
FINISH Polished


Yasaka Seiki Co., Ltd
, Japan is a professional Japanese Scissors and Shears manufacturer. They are internationally famous for producing professional  Japanese Yasaka shears from high quality and pure Japan Steel. The unique hardness of Yasaka scissors allows for the sharpest cuts, abrasion, corrosion, and overall resistance for long-lasting scissors.

The Yasaka Offset uses a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia

The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

For any hair cutting professional looking for the best Japanese hairdressing scissors, Yasaka Scissors Australia delivers another amazing set of high-quality ergonomic scissors made in Japan from premium Japanese steel. Find out why so many hairdressers are switching over to Yasaka!

This Set Includes: Your chosen cutting scissors and a Yasaka pouch.

 


 

  


 

2.) Kamisori Sword Cutting Scissor

Kamisori Sword Japanese Scissor

HANDLE POSITION Offset Handle
STEEL Japanese 440c Japanese Steel
SIZE 6.0", 6.5", 7.0" and 7.5" Inches
ROCKWELL 59
BLADE Kamisori Japanese 3D Convex
FINISH Durable Polished Finish
HAND Right

The SWORD model combines Kamisori’s anatomic system along with an angled sword blade that results in superior cutting performance and durability along with and years of stress-free comfort on your fingers, hands, wrist and shoulder.

· Hand Crafted ATS-314
· Barber’s #1 pick

This model comes with:
· Exclusive Kamisori lifetime warranty
· One-year drop warranty
· Satisfaction guarantee
· Luxury Kamisori case

List of awards:
American Salon Pro's Choice (multi-year)
Beauty Launchpad Readers Choice (multi-year)
Hairdresser Journal Stylists Choice
Canadian Salon Hairdresser Favorite tools
Coiffure de Paris

*Easy interest-free payment plan available!

     


     

      


     

    3.) Juntetsu Offset Hair Cutting Scissors

     

     

    HANDLE POSITION Offset Handle
    STEEL Japanese VG10 Steel 
    SIZE 5.5" and 6" Inches
    CUTTING EDGE Convex Edge Blade
    BLADE Cutting
    FINISH Durable Polished Finish


    Juntetsu creates hairdressing and barber scissors from premium VG10 steel for haircutting professionals. The main designs are handcrafted and simplistic with semi-offset professional ergonomics. Japan Scissors is the official re-seller for Juntetsu in Australia and New Zealand.

    The Juntetsu Hair Cutting scissor used hardened VG10 steel to create an extremely sharp convex blade. These stay sharper for longer and cut effortlessly for haircutting professionals.

    The VG10 steel and the convex edged blade allows for easy cutting without tugging and pulling, gives superior sharpness to bevel edge blades. 

    This Set includes A Juntetsu (5.5" or 6") Cutting of your choice, a leather pouch cleaning cloth, and scissor oil.


     


     

      

     

     

    4.) Fuji MoreZ DXF Scissors

    Fuji Scissors DXF

    Fuji MoreZ DXF hair scissors, size 5.0 (5 inches), 5.5 (5,5 inches), 60 (6 inches) and 6.5 (6,5 inches). These Japanese hairdressing scissors from the Fuji brand are designed with particular angles and shapes based on the human body so hairdresser fatigue is minimized even during long cutting sessions. Fuji MoreZ Shears

     

    5.) Yasaka Long Blade Barber Shear

    Yasaka best barber shear

     

    HANDLE POSITION Semi Offset
    STEEL ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel
    SIZE 7" Inches
    CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge 
    BLADE Clam Shaped Convex Edge
    FINISH Polished

    The Yasaka offset barber cutting scissors use a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka Japanese scissors in Australia. 

    The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

     

     

       


       

        

      6.) Ichiro Black Cutting & Thinning Scissors Set

       

       

      HANDLE POSITION Semi-Offset Handle
      STEEL 440c Japanese Steel
      SIZE 6"
      CUTTING EDGE Convex Edge Blade
      BLADE Cutting & Thinning
      FINISH Polish Finish

       

      Ichiro produces professional hairdressing and barber shears for everyday use. With quality 440C steel, comfortable ergonomics and excelled convex edge blades for effortless hair cutting. Ichiro Scissors are perfect for both casual, students and professional hairdressers and barbers.

      The Ichiro Matte Black cutting scissors are forged with 440C Steel for lightweight and a perfect balance that takes the pressure and strain off you while you cut hair for hours on end. The blade has excellent edges for smooth effortless cuts.

      The Ichiro Matte Black thinning scissor has a fine v-shaped teeth serration for simple easy cuts. These thinning scissors have a normal thinning rate of 20%-25%, while wet hair's thinning rate is 25%-30%. They use fine grooves on the teeth to ensure smooth thinning.

      This Set includes A Ichiro Matte Black Cutting and Thinning Scissor Set, a leather pouch, a razor, cleaning cloth and scissor oil.




       

        


      7.) Mina Umi Cutting Scissors

       

       Mina umi Japanese steel scissors

      HANDLE POSITION Offset Ergonomics
      STEEL Japanese Stainless Steel
      SIZE  6" inch
      CUTTING EDGE Convex Edge
      BLADE Cutting
      FINISH Fine Polish
      WEIGHT 42g Per Piece

        

      Mina produces quality hair cutting and thinning scissors at the best prices. Mina Scissors uses Stainless Steel and Professional Ergonomics to produce hairdressing and barber scissors at affordable prices.

      The Mina Umi Right Handed Hair Cutting Scissors are hand forged with a convex edge blade for smooth effortless cutting. Offset Handle Ergonomics that ensures a comfortable natural position while cutting for professional hairdressers and barbers.

      The Mina Umi is made from Strainless Steel with a sharp cutting edge that delivers sharp cutting for apprentices, students, casual hairdressers or professionals alike.




       

        

      James Adams is an author for Japan Scissors. He focuses on writing informational content on Hairdressing scissors for beginners and professionals.

      James Adams
      James Adams


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