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Key Features Amongst The HH1 Kamikaze Shear, Nominated For Best Styling Tool In The Beauty Launchpad 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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The Hattori Hanzo HH1 Kamikaze is part of Hanzo’s high-carbon shears family. We developed the HH1 for dry hair with a strong emphasis on dry slide cutting. The exaggerated bevel arc on the blade sets the Kamikaze apart from the rest of the high-carbon line. Crafted with an extensive blade, the HH1 pushes through thick, coarse dry hair. And because the design of the Kamikaze emphasizes pushing hair through as the scissor closes–this shear will not cut a sharp line. The HH1 is perfect for the stylist who does a lot of dry finishing work and dry detail work such as channel cutting, slide cutting, carving, face-framing, and point cutting. The Kamikaze is especially useful for curly-haired clients because stylists do not usually cut sharp lines in dry hair–and many stylists cut curly hair dry. The HH1 is adept at layering and texturizing hair as well as blending extensions. The HH1 Kamikaze comes in three different versions: 5.5′ 6.0” and 6.5” in length.

What Hanzo Artist Have To Say About The HH1

“It’s the most personal shear in the entire line. It’s what I use to put my stamp or signature in the haircut. The very last shear to touch my clients hair. The magic wand. It is irreplaceable.” – Sebastian Lightfoot

“It cuts out so much of the work… the fact that it creates soft lines as it cuts reduces the necessary amount of blending. And contrary to popular belief- over texturizing is what leads to the majority of ends looking compromised. When you learn how to properly use the Kamikaze, you can customize with it, you can use it as another tool in your arsenal to create a haircut that is literally personalized to the client. THAT is a big deal.” – Ashly Rose

“It IS the magic wand to customize any haircut! It makes creating lived in movement and texture seamless in SO many different techniques. Handsdown no other shear has the ability to slide cut with ease and create the razor soft effects within the hair.” – Kaitrin Ryanne 


hh1 kamikaze features

Detailing Workhorse

The HH1 is the best dry detailing shear on the market. The high carbon steel lets the blades hold a sharp edge that will glide through the hair like nothing you have ever seen before. The HH1 is the ideal shear for any hair professional that does any finishing work or slide cutting.

The Perfect Shear For Extensions

Because of the sharpness of the blade, the HH1 cuts through a thicker cuticle with ease. The HH1 is a hair extension professional’s most used shear in their kit. The edges naturally blend the hair when point cutting and slide cutting, allowing extensions to blend seamlessly with little to no effort.

Works Like A “Paint Brush”

Another significant aspect of this shear is that it can be used as a paintbrush for colorists. The way it cuts allows hair professionals to expose the beautiful colors they have crafted into the hair. It also allows hair professionals to reveal natural colors in the hair that may be hidden underneath certain parts of the hair when it lays flat. Being able to use this shear as a paintbrush opens an abundance of opportunities for creation and color.

Equipped with Concave Blades

The concave blade of this shear allows hair to fall into the blade to create a beautiful subtle blend in the hair. The concave blades cut at a very slight angle instead of straight across. The angle allows the stylist to bring more life to their hair and allows a seamless blend.

It Comes In Various Lengths

The HH1 comes in three different lengths, allowing it to be custom fit to each individual hair professional. Everyone prefers a different length; not all hair professionals love a 6-inch shear. That is precisely what we kept in mind when crafting the HH1. The shear comes in a 5 inch, 5.5 inches, and 6-inch length—all fantastic options for hair professionals.

Premium High-Carbon Japanese Stainless Steel

At Hanzo, we don’t settle for anything less than the best. That is why we use the highest quality and high-performance steel in our shears. The HH1, in particular, is crafted with high carbon Japanese stainless steel. High carbon stainless steel allows the shear to stay sharp and precise. The high caron also allows the blades to glide through the hair with ease.

Permanent Finger Rest

The HH1 Kamikaze is designed with a permanent finger rest. We created this shear with a permanent finger rest to avoid any hair from getting caught in the finger rest. Having the finger rest permanent also allows the hair professional to work through the hair without worrying about the tang falling off or slipping out.

Counter-Sunk Locking Tension Control

All of our shear lines are equipped with counter sunk tension control. There are many reasons we love this feature. Having the tension plates built into the shear allows the hair not to get stuck in the tension pieces and allows for better tension control.

Lifetime Warranty

The lifetime warranty on Hanzo Shears provides protection again manufacturer damage and defects. The warranty is a great blanket of protection on your shears, especially when making a significant investment.  Suppose you have a problem with your Hattori Hanzo Shears product due to a defect in materials or poor workmanship. In that case, we will attempt to remedy the problem in accordance with our warranty policy in a timely manner. For warranty information on Hattori Hanzo Shears, visit www.Hanzo.com.

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