Mizutani Scissors - SWORD Dama Integral
The SWORD Dama Integral is truly a scissor of quality and beauty. The fame of the Damascus steel goes back to the Persian empire where the fabled process produced instruments that were tough, resilient and sharp, with beautiful layering patterns suggestive of a flowing stream. Mizutani has restored this lost art using modern, patented CMC micro powder steel to create one-of-a-kind shears that are both exceptional tools and beguiling pieces of art. Both the D-17 and D-19 models are produced with a single bar of 100% Damascus steel so the unique flowing pattern continues throughout the entire blade and handle.
The mysterious pattern woven from the tough steel.
DAMA® (Powder Damascus Alloy / patented manufacturing method) is made from two different types of fine powders. Each contains different components of powdered steel, and through a complicated mixture, it is cast in a super high density form. As a result, not only the front, but also the back, and even the interior are all the same Damascus steel. This complex and laborious manufacturing method is an international patent. Also, through the special hardening technique, the two raw materials of high molybdenum alloy and high chromium alloy are combined and tempered to identical hardness. It remains sharp and effective for haircutting, even after long-term continuous usage. The rippling patterns of DAMA® are brought out and made more prominent through a proprietary processing technique. This beautiful material also features an astonishing strength, and is used for our DAMA® series.
CARBON RESIN BEARING
The bearings made of carbon-contained resin is used that is excellent in friction and abrasion, and several pieces are mounted inside the pivot screw, to produce the even and smooth feelings in opening and closing the blades.
These bearings are made by shaving each of them one by one, using a resin material with excellent mechanical properties. Their smoothness and flexibility makes for an ideal cutting experience, and protects the scissors and screws from wear and tear. Our bearings are gentle to both our scissors and their users.
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.