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Mizutani Sword DB-20 Professional Hair Cutting Scissor

Mizutani DB-20 Hair Cutting scissor is both powerful and dynamic. It's design is drawn from the previous sword series of shears, D-17, and the D-19 both great cutting tools. The DB-20 has several features and design aspects that give it an advantage over it the previous swords from Mizutani. The steel in the DB-20 is an advanced micro powdered cobalt steel known or referred to as a Sintered Steel. This process involves powdered steel being injected into a forging under high pressure and creates a high quality precision controlled steel free from impurities, and defects, a cost effective and precise method to create the steel.

Edge: Convex
Handel Type : Offset
Made In: Japan
Material: Sintered Powered Cobalt
Size(s): 5.7;6.2;6.7;7.2
Tension: Ball Bearing
Vendor: Mizutani Scissors

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5.7" ( $1,000.00 )
6.2" ( $1,000.00 )
6.7" ( $1,000.00 )
7.2" ( $1,000.00 )
Base Price: 1000.00
Selected Options: $0.00
Total:  $1000.00
Anatomical (Bent thumb ring for comfort)
Cobalt Powder Metal Steel (Sintered Steel)
Convex Edge
Vendor Mizutani Scissors
Made In Japan

The DB-20's tension control has been up dated and improved with a newly designed ball bearing system to ensure smooth movement. The benefit of cutting with a ball bearing is that it will reduce the friction and allow you to cut with less thumb pressure, and will also cut thicker sections will ease, while causing less stress and fatigue on the fingers and hand. The Mizutani DB-20 will offer a combination of Dry cutting / Slide cutting with wider blades, and cut straight lines. For comparison the DB-20 is designed with the same steel and edge as Z1 or Z2 Series of shears from Mizutani. The blades are thicker on the DB-20 than on either of the Z series but it will have a more dynamic and powerful feel in your hand and this carries over to the cut of the DB-20 which is outstanding. It will power through any section, and gets our high recommendation, Smaller delicate hands or for detail work some will find the Z1 and Z2 perhaps more comfortable in their hand.   Highly Recommended



Which shears are best for me?

Which steel sheer quality is better, those made in Japan, Korea, or Germany?

Japan has the highest standards for workmanship and quality with steels in hair cutting shears.

Many shears made in Korea which can save some costs on labor, and still maintain good quality.

Use steels from Japan. Look for Japanese Steel.

What metals are used in my scissor?

YIron, Carbon, Nickel, and various other alloys like cobalt, and manganese. When using stainless Steel Chromium is added to make steel Stainless, and prevent rust. Handles are welding to the blades and not constructed using the same quality steels. This is not necessary and would add to the cost.

What are the different categories of stainless steel used to produce hair cutting scissors?

Steels are important to a point in a scissor, and when combined with high-quality machining and design you have a beautiful cutting shear ready to provide excellent performance for many years or career depending on the quality of service the shear receives.

You should never purchase a scissor with a stainless steel rating of less than 440C. This is an industry-standard for stainless steel in hair cutting shears. There are a few entry-level shears made using 410, and 420.

Cobalt Alloy Steel is abrasion resistant and will give increased blade retention, and a longer last edge. These shears can also be machined to a finer edge and have the steel hold the edge the result of adding Cobalt Alloy.

They often cost more due to the increased labor costs of finishing and polishing and extra abrasives used in the finishing process.

Cobalt does have some categories and some companies use there own. They include Cobalt Alloy, ATS-314, V-1, V-10 and now they are using a powered Sintered Cobalt Alloy that is expensive but has excellent performance, and with the use of the sintered powered steel process has great quality control when producing it.

Is there a scissor that never needs to be sharpened?

This is fiction, and simply not true. There are high-quality steels that can hold an edge longer than others with the use of Cobalt Alloys but the longest we can see a shear used everyday cutting hair to last is about 18-24 months and most need to be serviced in about 12 months.

This depends some on the use of the shear how many cuts per day.

The wear resistance when cutting strands of hair is the same as cutting equal diameter strands of copper..! Hair is Keratinized Protein, soft and pliable with strong resistance to cutting.

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