Mizutani Scissors - STELLITE Alloy Series-1
The STELLITE Alloy Series-1 are straight, even handled scissors, designed for both flexibility and stability. The butterfly handles and short rubber-coated finger rests are key features. Designed with a flat screw that can be adjusted from the back, a removable finger rest/tang and a newly designed ball bearing screw system.
Toughness x Durability “the marvelous long use”
The Stellite alloy of Deloro Stellite is an excellent alloy that are wear-resistant and heat-resistant. The Stellite-made parts are used for the engine of jet planes and racing cars. By using this material, the durability of the engine has been improved. The reliability of the Stellite alloy has been proven also in the architecture. The Stellite-made parts are used in important joint parts of the glass pyramid frame of Le Grand Louvre in Paris.
Scissors are tools that two blades to close tightly and cut hair. We at MIZUTANI think that the tough and durable Stellite alloy is the highest material for scissors. Moreover, we've created a Stellite alloy, an original idea different from usual steel, called the cobalt-base alloy. The material costs more than 30 times of the regular cutlery steels. However, when we take into consideration of overall cost for the users such as durability and longevity of the cutting performance, we have decided that the Stellite alloy is very reasonable to use. After the first Stellite alloy debuted into the market, one of the reasons for its overwhelming popularity was “the marvelous long use”. As for the Stellite alloy, it is made more than the half of the element of cobalt. “STELLITE alloy series” are ideal scissors that exactly carried out the functionalism of strength and durability.
The Stellite® used at MIZUTANI is made by the Deloro Stellite company, and is an exceptional alloy with high levels of resistance to heat and wear and tear. The thought process behind it differs fundamentally from typical steel, and it is also called cobalt-base alloy, as that rare metal makes up more than 50% of its composition. As a result, it is a special material that never rusts. It is often used in parts of jets exposed to severe environments, and also engine components in race cars, and its use has been proven to dramatically improve the working life of engines. This is a special steel that costs more than 30 times the price point of materials used in typical edged tools. At MIZUTANI, this material is used in our highest level of premium products, the STELLITE alloy series.
These metal ball bearings are small, high precision items produced by a Japanese manufacturer. With superior anti-rust properties compared to foreign-made products, they have a high level of durability. By drastically reducing friction around the screws, they not only ensure smooth opening and closing of the scissors, lessening burdens on the hands, but also protect the edge from damage, contributing to long cutting life.
The handles are so designed that they look nonmetallic, alive and organic. You may feel some warmth from the three-dimensional, twisted handles, and once touched, you would not like to part them from your hand.
Compact and easy to turn, this is a flat type driver for UFO screws. This screwdriver is included with all scissors with the mark shown.