Handcrafted from Premium Cobalt Steel
Above Shears is made from AG16 (ABOVE GOLD 16) metal, which contains 1.6% cobalt and many other elements to maintain the steel’s hardness and longevity. AG16 is considered a superior scissoring steel used for higher end hair-cutting shears, which translates to better haircutting performance. Furthermore, it has a higher hardness (HRC) that results in a two times higher edge retention rate than the regular Japanese 440C steel.
|Steels||Regular 440C||AG 16|
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