With an underlying theme at Mizutani of making the best use of a material's features, this metal was developed through five years of research and trial and error.
This latest high-tech development in scissor production uses extremely small powder particles and powder metallurgy to produce scissors of unprecedented strength and sharpness. It has an extraordinary resistance to abrasion, as demonstrated by a researcher with a doctorate degree at the University of Tokyo. This material has made it possible to apply the sharpest cutting edge angle to scissor blades.
With an edge this sharp, it cleanly slices through the hair follicle, unlike more blunt angles that crush the hair and ultimately cause split ends.