Meeting the engineer Hidemi-San and his daughters Motomi-San and Fumika-San was the beginning of my love for Japan and its wonderful people with their very different approach to work and logically to their tools as well. For many Japanese work is a fulfillment and as a matter of course they always do their very best in all facets of work life. The tool as a means of their skills has to be as perfect as the product itself. Lately the perfection of Japanese tools has become a well known fact also in Europe: hardly any carpenter who does not saw the precious wood with Japanese saws, or the cook using the razor sharp knifes for cutting fresh veggies or fish. The hairdressers of the world were the first who learned to appreciate the unsurpassed quality of Japanese art of forging. But in this field as well as in many others you have to make sure to get the original. Many features of Japanese hairdressing scissors that have been copied are inventions of my friend Hidemi-San. Countless patents this ingenious engineer can call his own. In our regular meetings I pass on the inspirations I get from my customers. And then he creates tools tailored for your needs – scissors developed with hairdressers, built for hairdressers, recommended by hairdressers.
HASAMI® is made of three different alloys: the very successful Hitachi 440C with a hardness of 59 to 60 Rockwell for our Premium series and for the HASAMI® Supreme series we use V10 Cobalt and an alloy which master Hidemi-San calls “miracle steel”. He keeps the recipe absolutely secret. The hardness is over 60 Rockwell and the steel has perfect features for forging hairdressing scissors: the steel is very hard and at the same time flexible. Extreme sharpness and an unsurpassed soft cutting performance is the result. Of course all HASAMI® have HAMAGURI blades – convex outside, concave inside, indeed much more distinct than on most other scissors and the hollow ground is so smooth that we call it Mirror Hamaguri. A five year warrantee is included on material and parts. * no warrantee in case of misuse.