The history of our Tao started years ago when we were speaking to a friend who is a fellow shear maker, and one of the foremost experts in the world on Japanese swords. He told us of a new American made Carbide steel that had wear resistance statistics that were more than double that of any other material being used for shears. The challenges were many in order to make scissors from this material, but two years after starting the project we introduced the first TAO shear to the market! Of course a shear made from this unique material would need to have every other state of the art feature we could include. TAO has the entire pivot area inlaid with ultra smooth polymer. This eliminates metal to metal contact keeping the shear feeling and moving like new. When you eliminate the metal to metal friction on the contact areas you extend the life of the edge staying sharper longer, but most importantly you extend the life span of the shear itself. When metal grinds together it will wear down the pivot area and eventually become imbalanced. Over time this issue may not be correctable through sharpening services once worn down too much, at that point needing the shear to retire and be replaced. The tension system employs sealed ball bearings to stabilize the blades and also assist to further extend the life of the shear. This allows the blades to roll open smoothly and more efficiently. The Rotating version of the TAO has ball bearings in the thumb as well to give it smooth rotation. The Molybdenum/Vanadium Carbide steel allows us to put a full 5 year warranty on the edge, along with the standard lifetime warranty on materials and craftsmanship every SENSEI shear come with.
Because of the unique material and best features, we feel our TAO, is among the finest if not the finest shear in the industry. When buying with Sensei you also are getting a direct price since we manufacture our own shears. For what this shear is made of, its performance, and high standards on every part of the shear from tip to finger rest, you won't be able to buy anything quite like this especially at our price. Each pair bears the mark of the proud craftsman who made it inside the blades. Custom- hand forged & crafted, sword inspired greatness awaits you.
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