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Hattori Hanzo Mamba Shears

An in-depth look at the Mamba high-carbon scissor family

HHV Mamba Series

Hattori Hanzo’s Mamba family of shears and texturizers are among a rarified group of some of the finest haircutting scissors made today. Crafted of high-carbon Japanese steel, Mambas are used by legions of the world’s best hairdressers and barbers.

With design features such as a classic straight handle, seamless single integrated tang, an ergonomic offset finger position, and a gorgeous brushed finish–Hanzo’s Mamba family of haircutting scissors and texturizers will quickly become your “weapon on choice” whether you’re cutting wet OR dry.

Contact your local Hanzo rep or complete the Test Drive form below to sample a set of Mamba’s for yourself.

Mamba Stylist
Oscar Bond

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Oscar Bond began his long history as an industry educator at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. He was a member of the International Artistic and Show Team for Sassoon before taking the big leap to independence in 1987. His mastery of the craft and gift for teaching has taken him worldwide for the past 25 years. He has worked in almost every city in the world and all over America. In 1994, he joined the Aveda Artistic Style Council and was appointed as Head of Education for the Aveda Institute in New York – Soho. At Aveda, he was responsible for implementing a strong yet simple haircutting system on many levels throughout the Aveda network and delivering the latest trends through weekly advanced haircutting classes, national-level shows, and seasonal photographic sessions. In 1998, he began the tremendous task of putting his years of knowledge and expertise into the ownership of a larger vision. He has been featured in such magazines as In Style, Mademoiselle, Jane, Marie Clare, Self, GQ, Details, YM, Soho Style, Time Out, and Vogue, and his salon was voted one of New York City’s Top Ten Salons in the October 1999 Issue of Salon News. Also, his work was highlighted on ABC’s The View and MTV’s Making The Band. The salon has also been featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Teen Vogue, Color & Style Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His strong connection to the fashion world, mastery of cutting, and passion for adapting to the ever-changing eye of style define his illustrious career.

Mamba Stylist
Kate Byrnes

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Chicago master stylist Kate Engelman of Stranded Beauty & Barber gives us the tour of the shop and gives us the lowdown on her favorite things about being a stylist, new techniques she loves, the value of education, things you don’t learn in hair school, and having a mentor.
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Not ready to buy? Test drive a hanzo instead!​

You’ll have 15 days to test a set of Hanzo’s for yourself before committing to your purchase. This is a serious two-week trial for licensed cosmetologists and barbers only.
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Certified Japanese Steel

Metallurgical report

Hattori Hanzo Shears are made with certified Japanese steel. Our shears are made of the following grades:

  • Proprietary blends including cobalt & molybdenum alloys
  • Premium high-carbon Japanese stainless steel
  • Advanced Nano powder steel from condensed micro particles

But don't just take our word for it...review the metallurgical reports for yourself​

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Hattori Hanzo Shears scissor experts Christopher Samuels and Daniel Bacon talk about the Hattori Hanzo Shears VT3 Mamba high-carbon Japanese steel texturizer in Hanzo’s “Shear Knowledge Series” for hair stylists and barbers.

Learn more about the HHV The Mamba

Hattori Hanzo Shears scissor experts Christopher Samuels and Daniel Bacon talk about the Hattori Hanzo Shears HHV Mamba high-carbon Japanese steel shear in Hanzo’s “Shear Knowledge Series” for hair stylists and barbers.

Learn more about the HHVT1 Mamba Texturizer

Hattori Hanzo Shears scissor experts Christopher Samuels and Daniel Bacon talk about the Hattori Hanzo Shears VT1 Mamba high-carbon Japanese steel texturizer in Hanzo’s “Shear Knowledge Series” for hair stylists and barbers.

Learn more about the HHVT2 Mamba Texturizer

Hattori Hanzo Shears scissor experts Christopher Samuels and Daniel Bacon talk about the Hattori Hanzo Shears VT2 Mamba high-carbon Japanese steel texturizer in Hanzo’s “Shear Knowledge Series” for hair stylists and barbers.