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Tara XOB Blue Titanium Finish Cobalt Professional Hair Cutting Shears

Tara XOB Blue Titanium Finish Cobalt Hair Cutting Shear is made of high quality Japanese cobalt steel, with a beautiful Indigo Blue Titanium finish. The Blue is put on the shear with a process called heat nitrating in which the coating is baked on and coated with titanium so it will never wear off. The XOB is fitted with an adjustable click tension control to reduce friction. Has leaf spring plate washer, for balance and to smooth out the opening and closing of the shear. Designed with an slight  offset , with permanent finger rest, and an Anatomical Thumb.The thumb opening is unique and referred to as a clam shell, where the width of the thumb opening is wider and has a much larger area of which to place your thumb.

Edge: Convex
Made In: Japan
Material: Cobalt Steel
Size(s): 5.05.5;6.0;6.5;7.0
Vendor: Tara
Titanium Finish: Titanium Finish

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XOB Indigo Cobalt 5.0 inch ( $649.00 )
XOB Indigo Cobalt 5.5 inch ( $649.00 )
XOB Indigo Cobalt 6..0 inch ( $649.00 )
XOB Indigo Cobalt 6.5 inch ( $649.00 )
XOB Indigo Cobalt 7.0 inch ( $649.00 )
Base Price: 699.00
Selected Options: $0.00
Total:  $699.00

Vendor Tara
Blade Convex
Blue Titanium Finish
Material Cobalt Alloy
Made In Japan


Tara XOB Thumb Ring design adds to the comfort and ease when using this XOB Titanium Finish Cobalt shear, and also increases the power of the shear, The clam shell anatomical thumb will balance the XOB in a way to distribute more weight of the shear in the handle and and this gives a more more solid feel, and power. Points are fine and great for point or all around design cutting. Same as XO only with Titanium Finish Great Cutting Shear  Highly Recommended

Sizes: 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch, 6.0 inch, 6.5 inch, 7.0 inch



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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