What is this seed scissors (scissors)Hand-made seed scissors boasting an old traditionIt is designated as a traditional craft of Kagoshima prefecture,All handmade from handles to cutting edges. As an auspicious...

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What is this seed scissors (scissors)

Hand-made seed scissors boasting an old traditionIt is designated as a traditional craft of Kagoshima prefecture,All handmade from handles to cutting edges. As an auspicious product that opens up many difficulties with sharpness and ease of useIt is widely used as a home gift and as a gift. The secret of the sharpness of this seed scissors lies in the unique swell called "edge" of the blade,It seems that when cutting, the blades and blades rub against each other to create a wonderful sharpness. The shakijaki sound of the blades is gentle, and is also expressed as "brush the blade every time it cuts". It does not mean that the cutting edge is hard to cut like mass-produced scissors. Sharpness is outstanding everywhere from the cutting edge to the blade edge.


Introduction of Ikehama knife manufacturing factory

 Since 1543 Portuguese brought guns to Tanegashima,In this area the manufacture of fireworks flourished, smithing technology developed. After that, along with the change in the times, what we make changes to a "scissors" or "kitchen knife" used at home,The smithing technique has been handed down from now on to the present.Currently, items called "seed scissors" "seed kitchen knife" are designated as "traditional craft items" from Kagoshima prefecture,I am highly evaluated as a specialty product of Tanegashima.
 Ikeiro Knife Manufactory is a traditional craft of Kagoshima prefecture,Tanegashima scissors, Tanegashima kitchen knife have been built for many years. Cutleries made through more than 20 long stepsThere are unique presence and beauty that can not be seen in common cutlery. Of course the sharpness is alrightThe comfort of use when actually using it is also highly appreciated. Handling shops are very limited in land other than Tanegashima,Moreover, because it is produced by handmade, it is hard to get on the market and it is difficult to obtain it.

Excellent appearance with a sense of luxury, outstanding "sharpness"


Contrasting color scheme

Black covered with oxide film is on the base. The inner part of the blade is polished and the silver color of iron shines. Exquisite color scheme for two color pairsIt is beauty enough to make you hesitate to use.

Brush the blade each time you cut

It is said that the cutting edge rubs and polishes as much as you use it, and the sharperness increases. The ideal form of the scissors is tough and not to sharpen and keep the sharpness long. This seed scissors can be said to be an excellent piece that fulfilled the ideal.

Natural rust preventive processing

The handle parts except for the cutting edge of the scissors are black, but there are reasons for this. When iron burns at high temperature and touches the air, the surface oxidizes and becomes a film.That is why it turns black, which is a natural rust stop. However, because it is a natural rust inhibitor, care is necessary. Please check the following care instructions. In general there are many slippers and smooth scissors,Whether these scissors are polishing for a long time,Whether it is mass produced by stainless steel, either case is considered.

Comparison with general scissors


Seed scissors were introduced in "Daily 100" by Yutaro Matsuura

※ From 'Daily 100' Quotation I bought this seed scissors and I was going to go to TanegashimaAnother friend bought me on the way back to Kagoshima. When opening the box, it was the same as the seed scissors we saw before. I immediately cut the paper. The paper broke straight as much as I could move without putting strength. At this time, my concept of scissors changed a lot. The blade never touches it.


How to Care

· After useAfter use, wipe off moisture thoroughly with a dry cloth, please paint a thin oil and keep it.Also, if you regularly grind with a grinding stone, you can keep a sharp sharpness for a long time.· When rust comes outIf rust comes out frequently, please sharpen the blade with # 3000 or more grindstone.Rust falls without putting strength.· When rust comes out on the part of the black skin (possession)Please polish off with an abrasive such as a grindstone or cleanser.In that case, the black oxide film will fall, but as it repeats it will look like a knife in total polishYou can enjoy the tasteful atmosphere that you used.

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Size / Specification

 Size: Length 185 mm, blade length 95 mm, possession 85 mmWeight: 90 gMaterial: Blade / Iron · SteelProducing countries: Japan (Kagoshima prefecture · Tanegashima)
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