Tajika Haruo Scissor Works

The Tajika Haruo Scissor Works, a fourth generation Japanese family-owned business makes exquisite hand-crafted copper and steel scissors, harnessing techniques and a reverence for raw materials that have remained for the most part unchanged for a century. Invited into the Tajika workshop in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, Story HH was able to witness at first hand the immense skill required by the father and son team in the hand-working of these exceptionally ergonomic, perfectly functional and highly aesthetic tools – as the metal is first tempered by the heat, then shaped by a hammer, sharpened and then stamped with the Takeji brand.

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