Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Japanese Scissors / Shears Sanjo Diawood x Japana


Made from the same top quality materials as our forged knives, these are 200mm long and have been carefully hand polished to eliminate the possibility of snagging things.
Count the times you reach for a pair of scissors in your kitchen? To cut anything from herbs, to opening sachets, to cracking nuts with the handles. There is nothing more useful when they are sharp, well designed and hard wearing. And these Scissors made by Sanjo Diawood x Japana are handmade by skilled Japanese craftsmen from Sanjo (Niigata) and will last a lifetime. A great gift for the kitchen connoisseur. Or anybody whom you care about, really.
Material: Stainless steel with coated handles
Size: 200mm length, Blades 70mm

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A really good pair of kitchen scissors / shears are indispensable in the kitchen. We’re not talking plastic handle things that break when they look at a chicken carcass. We’re talking heavy all-metal Japanese beauties.We took a while finding these because we wanted lots of boxes to be ticked. Some German knife companies do great poultry shears but they are a little medieval when trying to chop chives. We wanted something more all-purpose. Our first priority was functionality at which these scissors excel. The second was sharpness, and crucially their capability to stay sharp. Unless you have bought your scissors from the Sanjo, Niigata prefecture which is famous for blacksmiths specialising in extremely sharp, highest quality blades. Japanese scissors come very very sharp and stay that way. Having said this, if you happen to have a bumper load of crabs to break down they will get blunt eventually. With this in mind, the blacksmith made sure that the scissors came apart and could be easily sharpened at home, with waterstone or any easily available sharpening tool. These scissors are all-purpose which means they will perfectly fit for any home task.

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1 review for Japanese Scissors / Shears Sanjo Diawood x Japana

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger Pattison

    I genuinely love these scissors they are shaper than anything what we had before. Also more aesthetically pleasing than the stuff you get from Amazon or Ikea.
    Seriously though, great quality, cuts threw just about anything I’ve tried so far. I use them in the kitchen like in my work (I work in the film industry) and I tend to come across a large array of random materials on a day to day basis. The serrated part of the blade is great for cutting rope and other round things. I have absolutely no complaints so far and hopefully it will stay this way.

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