Actually, this should not bother us, because we know very well where our scissors are manufactured. What is annoying is that inferior imitation products damage the reputation of Japanese handicraft and the name MIZUTANI. What you should pay attention to: Suppliers of cheap imported goods advertise, for example, with a 10-year guarantee, no sharpening and genuine handicraft from Japan. But here too, caution is advised! Often the names of cheap scissors and shears are well-sounding Japanese names that are supposed to pretend Japanese origin. But very often these scissors are not made in Japan or not handmade.
You meet them everywhere,
in Bologna, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, London the scissors with the Japanese sounding names,
praised as the finest handicraft ``Made in Japan``.
Proof of origin of the IHK
The absence of an address on the sales packaging can also be an indication of a cheap scissor copy. Every reputable Japanese scissors manufacturer will not refrain from advertising their good name on the packaging. Furthermore, genuine handmade Japanese scissors bear the seal “Hand made in Japan”. The reference to “Japanese steel” (HC 440) is not an indication of the authenticity of the scissors, as this steel can be purchased anywhere in the world. Instead, a good scissor manufacturer uses his own steel recipes and never reveals them.
The cheap offers are often imports from China, Korea, Taiwan or Pakistan, which are sold to Europe via Japan to suggest Japanese origin. At trade fairs they are then sold at inflated prices. It is not unusual for the customer to experience a blue miracle as soon as the Japanese scissors miracle turns out to be paper scissors. There is no question that any steel can be sharpened, but the life span of the sharpness is decisive.
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professional advice, personal contact persons in the region and a customer-friendly service.