For over 100 years, the kai company has been producing cutlery according to the traditions of the legendary samurai of old Japan. In the process, the desire to preserve ancient traditions and to combine them with innovative techniques represents no contradiction, but forms the basis for new products that honour Japanese blacksmithing while meeting modern demands. With the highest quality standards, kai has made it its mission to produce scissors for professional use. Made from natural resources, shaped and formed according to the expertise of the ancient blacksmithing art of the samurai, Kasho scissors epitomise Japanese craftsmanship carried out with the highest degree of precision. From the design to completion of each individual scissors, the focus is on the development of an integrated and carefully considered product. Since beginning as a family business in 1908 in Seki, kai has developed into an international company.
Kasho scissors feature two different stainless steel alloys in order to meet the high Japanese quality demands for sharpness and material. The combination of different hardness grades means that every pair of scissors is perfectly balanced and guarantees that the cutting edge is exceptionally durable. The unique “Ultimate Edge” Kasho scissor blades guarantee that they are a pleasure to work with and cut accurately. The unique manufacturing process ensures the necessary precision of the concave inner surfaces (hollow ground) and convex outer surfaces of the scissor blades. These blades are honed to an extremely sharp state with the inner side hollowed to such a point that the blades only touch at the point of intersection. This refined technology ensures superb cutting edge durability, while at the same time reducing cutting edge resistance to a minimum and thus considerably limiting hand fatigue.
Ultimate Edge by Kasho
The Kasho Hair Styling Scissors are made in different handle configurations – offset, semi- offset and straight. With the offset handle, you can work with your shoulders straight and elbow down, using minimal wrist movements. The semi-offset is a comfortable compromise between the offset and straight models. When working with the semi-offset or offset models, the shoulders remain straight and the elbows are not raised, putting far less strain on the wrist.
Each pair of the Kasho scissors reflects impeccable form, finish and function
Every pair of KASHO scissors is supplied with optimal tension settings; these do, however, occasionally need to be checked and readjusted as required, to ensure the durability of the cutting edge and to guarantee ease of use. Most KASHO scissors are therefore fitted with a tension adjustable screw to ease readjustment. The patented Disc Operation System ensures that the KASHO Millennium and XP Series are always perfectly tensioned. This sophisticated screw system consists of an enclosed ball bearing unit, a special spring and a synthetic disc that ensures uniform pressure and incredibly smooth operation. The enclosed ball bearing is free from collecting hair, dust and other substances so that nothing may affect the precise movement of the scissors, whilst the synthetic disc between the upper and lower blades minimises friction and wear of the blades. Thanks to this complex Disc Operation System with a replaceable synthetic disc the Millennium and the XP-Series have a considerably longer life span than any conventional models.
For centuries, Japan’s Master Smiths have fashioned blades from alternating layers of steel, each little thicker than a human hair. This superb technique, known in the West as Damascus forging, gives each blade its hallmark strength and intricately graceful patterning. Each piece in Kasho’s Damascus Series is perfectly crafted, yet beautifully individual. The blades are crafted from eight layers of premium V10 cobalt alloy steel, resulting in ultimate sharpness and extremely powerful cutting. Thanks to hand-finishing, the unique Damascus patterning promises a one-of-a-kind scissor. And, with Kasho’s clever ball bearing system integrated with Flat Screw technology, every cut is always silky smooth.
Layered Damascus Steel
In its modern form, Damascus steel is an alloy consisting of multiple visible layers produced in combination with a core steel. The base material used for the production of modern Damascus steel derives from steels with various contents of accompanying elements. The combination of steel grades with contrasting properties allows the production of particularly hard and at the same time flexible steels.
This is the scissor of choice for some of the world’s top stylists. The top-of-the-range Millennium Series represents superb craftsmanship and uncompromising quality. These exceptionally sharp, ergonomically designed scissors are made from sinter steel SG2 which is extremely resistant, light and wearing. The patented Disc Operation System ensures perfect, even movement and optimum tension. The smooth operation of these high micro-polished scissor blades reduces cutting resistance to a minimum, which in turn reduces hand fatigue. The Millennium Series features a special ergonomic finger rest and is available as offset and straight designs.
The Kasho XP- Series combines the excellent features of the acclaimed Green Series with the unique Disc Operation System of the Millennium Series. The hollow ground convex mirror-polished blades are forged from low wear VG-10 stainless steel alloy, the XP-series is characterised by its high durability and hardness. In the trend of ergonomically designed scissors, the XP Series offers an ergonomically straight semi straight or ergonomically designed offset model.
The Green Series is forged from high carbon VG-10W steel. With convex hollow ground blades honed to a fine mirror polish. The Green Series is designed with a ball bearing tension system. This feature reduces friction and allows you to power through a large section or thick hair, while reducing any fatigue on the fingers and thumb. Performance is excellent with a very solid feel in your hand. The Green Series includes the texturizers, where the teeth are so shaped by up-to-date erosion technique that each tooth meets the cutting edge at the same angle. The gaps between the teeth are tapered towards the inside of the teeth blade, which prevents a tangle of hair when pulling out. The convex blades are mirror polished.
Our Sagano series has been designed to incorporate the best of all series. The hollow ground mirror-polished fully convex blades are forged from ATS314 carbon steel. The Samurai Sword blade design is taken from the Millennium series, the sophisticated ball bearing patterned disc operating system from the Damascus series, the optimum ergonomics of the Silver series and the blade properties of the Green series. Offered for the first time with a traditionally forged finger notch. Kasho characters and an original Japanese ceramic inlay lend the screw system a sophisticated touch. The convex and hollow-ground scissor blades have been carefully sharpened and finely polished to a high shine.
SAGANO BLACK EDITION
The extremely attractive Sagano Black series has all the same properties of a normal Sagano, but is coated using special Diamond Like Carbon (DLC). This is a nano composite coating that has the unique properties of natural diamond; high hardness, high corrosion resistance and low friction, creating an even smoother cutting experience. Design and technology combined to form perfect harmony. Furthermore, is the DLC coating well known, to provide a reliable protection against allergies and resistance to other chemical compounds.
The extremely attractive and sleek lined Silver series has a very offset design for optimum ergonomics. This is a scissor for those who want their creativity to flow. The fully hollow convex mirror-polished blades are forged from ATS314 carbon steel, making them extra hard-wearing due to the added cobalt and the matrix structure of the steel. The flat centre screw system comes with an adjustable key for that optimum tension control.
SILVER BLACK EDITION
Not just a colour change. The extremely attractive Silver Black series has all the same properties of a normal Silver, but is coated using special Diamond Like Carbon (DLC). This is a nano composite coating that has the unique properties of natural diamond; high hardness, high corrosion resistance and low friction, creating an even smoother cutting experience. Design and technology combined to form perfect harmony. Furthermore is the DLC coating well known, to provide a reliable protection against allergies and resistance to other chemical compounds.
The Kasho Chrome series is the new entry-level model of an ergonomic and modern Kasho. The new flat-screw system allows a stepless adjustment of the optimal tension setting, and is the ideal instrument for all stylists who appreciate comfortable and above all creative work. The new elegant Kasho design of the Kasho Chrome series enables it to rest comfortably and ergonomically in the hand. The Kasho Chrome series is available as an ergonomically shaped offset model. Each blade is semi-convex and hollow ground, finely honed and satin-finished.
Available in both straight, offset, left-handed and mirror polished texturizers, this comprehensive and popular high value series is forged from the high grade and high wearing VG10-W carbon steel. The easy to use raised ratchet screw system has a unique spring mechanism for perfect tension and precision cutting. With a satin finish the hollow semi convex blades create a razor like edge giving an incredibly smooth cutting action.
DESIGN MASTER TEXTURIZER
The high-value mirror polished texturizer models of the Kasho Design Master Series are forged from the high grade 440C steel. The new adjustable flat screw system allows a perfect tension. The teeth are accurate serrated and the texturizers are available in 5 different Models including even Japanese traditional thinning scissors.
Perfection must have a beginning. Introducing the Kasho Impression series, a first step into the world of Kasho. Available in two offset sizes this is a scissor for a stylist that wants to experience affordable quality. Forged from VG10-W steel the hardness and foundation of the Impression scissor is similar with that of the more expensive Green or XP series. The basic screw system allows for easy tension control and the beautifully balanced hollow semi-convex blades come with a matt finish. This is a great value range which surpasses its counterparts.
The Wasabi series is an ideal introduction to the high-end Japanese scissors and meet all requirements of ambitious hairdressers. The Wasabi series are genuine Japan made scissors and finished by experienced masters in accordance with the old Japanese tradition of craftsmanship. The scissors made of high carbon stainless steel are characterised with semi-convex blades, hollow ground inside. The ergonomically contoured finger rests are detachable.