The cutting-edge of cutting: How Japanese scissors have evolved

Thought this article might be interesting to some of the folks here.

Perhaps the ultimate cutting product to come forth from the recent two-bladed boom is a product called Xscissors, made by Tokyo’s Carl Manufacturing. Artisans were hired to sharpen the edges of these general-use scissors’ 3mm thick blades. The more muscular blades add durability, and the rear ends of the blades extend right through to the ends of the handles to maximize gripping force.

Carl’s new tool is so good and so straightforward that the model could be a harbinger of yet another round in the Japanese scissor industry’s game of one-upmanship.

It basically covers how the Japanese have obsessively improved devices as simple as scissors. Small innovations add up!

Pretty amazing insight into a very niche craft. I do like the idea of people improving upon commonplace products.

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