Whilst many may believe that dog grooming scissors are just made from steel, the types of steel used makes the difference between an unreliable scissor and a very high end dog grooming scissor. Over the years, we have tried and tested many models of scissors made from various metals and have come to realise through trial and error, that using Japanese stainless steel creates the ultimate scissor.
The science behind this is that stainless steel is an alloy made up steel and chromium. This chemical combination creates an alloy that is very sharp and will maintain its sharpness over a longer period of time. Stainless steel is very tough and as a result, will drastically increases the blades durability and lifespan. Due to the chemical combination of the 440c stainless steel we use, rust is extremely unlikely to occur because the alloy is highly resistant to erosion.
Dog grooming scissors crafted carefully using 440c Japanese stainless steel, will mean that your shears are lightweight, very sharp and maintain their sharp edge for a longer period of time compared to other metals. This enables you to use your scissors for longer between sharpening. As your dog grooming scissor's blades are tough, again you may be able to use them for longer periods and especially throughout a difficult trim or in situations of removing matts.
The fact that stainless steel does not rust is a wonderful bonus to you. Scissor maintenance is a vital part of owning dog grooming scissors but working in a moist environment can mean that your scissors are damp, covered in wet hair, sweat and oils from the dog's coat/skin as well as your own skin. Over time, rust will develop on all metals and alloys, so being able to use a material that reduces the risk of rust is key to a scissor’s design.