All about salon shears. What every stylist and barber should know.
ATS-314, Nobody is allowed to make a steel and call it ATS314 other than Hitachi. The best.
VG-10, Takefu stainless steel, similar composition to VG-1 but also contains cobalt and vanadium. Good wear resistance and rust resistance.
V-1, Takefu stainless steel. Popular steel in Japanese Hairdressing scissors.
AUS-10, is comparable to 440C with a carbon content close to 1.10%. It is slightly tougher than 440C. Aichi Steel Corporation, Japan. They differ from the AISI 4xx series because they have vanadium added to them. Vanadium improves the wear resistance, toughness, and ease of sharpening
Japanese 440C, 440C is considered a high-end stainless steel. It is very resistant to corrosion and is one of the most common stainless alloys used for making hairdressing scissors.
Chinese 440A, 440A is a relatively a low cost, highly corrosion resistant stainless steel. In China, Ahonest ChangJiang Stainless steel developed 440A
6CR13MoV, It's also wrote as 6Cr14MoV. The Patented name applied by Ahonest Changjiang Stainless steel Co.,Ltd. Similar stainless steel grade 6Cr14 ( 6Cr13 ) / 420D which does not contain molybdenum and vanadium is superior to make razor blades, surgical scalpels etc.
9Cr13MoVCo ( 9Cr13CoMoV ), produced by Ahonest Changjiang stainless steel, described as forged high carbon cobalt stainless steel, uses include hairdressing scissors, hunting knives etc.
Your shears must be fitted to your exact ring finger and thumb diameter for more contact, control and a relaxed grip. For your ring finger, a properly fitted shear belongs between the first and second knuckle far enough back on the ring finger so that your pinky is resting comfortably on the finger rest. Once you have the shear at that location on your ring finger, there should only be a little extra space around your finger in the finger hole. If there's too much space, you'll need additional finger inserts so that your ring finger is centered in the finger hole. For your thumb, a properly fitter shear belongs up to or slightly above the cuticle, but not up to or over the knuckle. Once you have the shear at that location on your thumb, there can be a little extra space around your thumb in the thumb hole. If there is too much space, then you can add additional ring inserts to take up that space so that your cuticle is centered underneath the middle of the thumb ring guard. Continue to add inserts until a proper fit is achieved.