Curved dog grooming scissors are part of a dog groomer's scissor collection and these grooming shears have curved blades can be a very useful grooming tool than straight blade grooming scissors in certain situations.
Every dog groomer should have a pair of these ready to turn their doggy customer’ grooms into wonderful works of art.
Generally speaking, these curved scissors are designed to be precise tools that can trim in meticulous detail, being able to cut a dog's coat smoothly and sharply without bending the strands.
In this blog, we will discuss what makes curved dog grooming scissors different from straight scissors, what they’re used for, and what makes them stand out from other grooming scissor types.
What Are Curved Dog Grooming Scissors?
Curved dog grooming scissors are excellent tools for adding definition to areas of a dog, such as the head, ears, feet and creating rounded shapes along the body. These scissors, similar to straight shears, are suitable for most dog coat types.
Curved scissors are designed for working on fine details, rather than preparation grooming or 'rough trimming' a dog's coat. Due to this, it’s common for these scissors to have offset handles, so the dog groomer can exercise more control while cutting. Because the blades bend similar to the beak of a bird, curved scissors conform better to the curves of the dog's head and body, cutting exactly what is needed.
The Lengths of Curved Scissors.
As with the other different types of dog grooming scissors, the curved scissors are available in various lengths.
The smaller curved scissors are generally between 6" to 6.5" in length and a great option for the more detailed areas of the dog's body such as the face, ears and feet. Small curved scissors do not tend to have too much of a 'bend' to its blades, with the exception of Asian Fusion Curved Dog Grooming scissors. These types of scissors are designed with a more pronounced bend or curve to enable the dog groomer to create very rounded finishes within the least amount of time.
The medium sized curved shears are generally between 7" to 7.5" in length and are a fantastic length for using on most small and medium sized dog breeds. This length of scissor is also makes for a great shear for a dog groomer to use on most area's of a dog's body. The bend in these lengths of curved scissors, can vary from a shallow bend, which work great as a workhorse style scissor, to a very pronounced curve, to enable the dog groomer to create more angulation on the dog's coat. Curved shears with a more pronounced bend are very popular for dog groomers who love art of Asian Fusion Dog Grooming.
The length of the longer sized curved scissors are 8" and above. These dog grooming scissors are a popular choice when a dog groomer is grooming a larger dog breed such as a Standard Poodle. The length of the longer curved scissors allows the dog groomer to scissor more surface area at once and complete the trim in less time compared with using a 7" or 7.5" for the same task. The bend on longer length curved shears, tends to be a shallow curve which allows these scissors to be used as a workhorse style dog grooming scissor.
The Bends of Curved Dog Grooming Scissors.
The 'bend' of a curved scissor can vary and is measured as a degree of curvature or angle.
The majority of curved dog grooming scissors have between a 15 to 25 degree curve, which lends them to being an excellent workhorse scissor and perfect for every day use.
The ever increasing popular dog grooming style, Asian Fusion has made for the super or extreme curved scissors. The degree of curvature is far more pronounced and sits between 30 to 40 degrees.
In addition to the arc shape of the curved scissor, they are generally made with blades with convex edges. Convex blades are used to avoid bending or snagging on hair strands, ensuring that the cut is precise and leaves a tidy finish.
When Should a Dog Groomer Use Curved Scissors?
So what are curved dog grooming scissors used for, exactly? Let’s tackle the key reasons.
When a dog groomer is creating a trim on a dog, inevitably they will come across areas which require very careful blade work.
The curved blade of a scissor can be a better tool for cutting when a dog groomer need to be precise, and that’s simply because of the shape of a dog's body parts.
The dog's anatomy has a natural, flowing contour to them, and curved dog grooming scissors are designed to follow this outline so that the dog doesn’t have any rough or uneven edges like a polygon.
Curved Dog Grooming scissors are excellent tools for adding definition to areas of a dog, such as the head, ears, feet and creating rounded shapes along the body. These scissors are suitable for most dog coat types.
The Advantages And Benefits When Using Curved Dog Grooming Scissors
It’s good to note these functional and ergonomic advantages that curved scissors have compared to straight scissors.
- The dog's individual coat strands are less prone from slipping off the blade and are more likely to be cut at the level want ed by the dog groomer.
- It’s more precise when cutting near the ears, around the head, feet and on area's of the dog's body where angulation is required.
- Compared to straight dog grooming scissors, curved scissors can help produce smoother edges that give off a more natural look to the dog. A good dog groomer will pay attention to how the coat should complement, rather than detract from, the dog's head, face shape and body shape.
In summary, curved dog grooming scissors do play a vital role whilst grooming a dog and it is highly recommended that a dog groomer should have at least one pair of curved shears in their grooming tool kit.
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