This heavy duty, stainless steel Dovo hair shear in the Filipino 88 pattern is extra long, measuring 8″ plus the 1/2″ attached finger rest. These hair shears have plain-edged blades, which are not as sharp as razor-edge blades, but are also much less delicate.
This hair scissor is forged by Dovo in Solingen, Germany. Forging makes the metal stronger so the hair shears are strong, but not bulky, and they will stay sharp longer. In addition, these shears are ice tempered, which means heated to a high temperature and then tempered by a quick freeze sub-zero process. This compacts the molecules further and produces an unusually hard, tough, durable stainless steel that resists wear. These hair shears are stainless steel, so they will not rust in moist conditions and can be sterilized in an autoclave sterilizer. They might be more properly termed “stain resistant,” since they could possibly stain under greatly adverse conditions. The stains are not rust and will not affect their quality performance.
This Dovo hair scissors measures 8″ plus the 1/2″ length of the attached finger rest. Dovo calls this a 8-1/2″ hair shear. Dovo defines the length of a hair shear depending on whether or not the finger rest is attached. If the finger rest is detachable, the length of the hair shear that is written on the blade does NOT include the length of the finger rest. If the finger rest is attached as part of the hair shear, the length that is written on the blade will include the length of the finger rest as part of the total length of the hair shear.
Dovo hair shears are imported directly from Solingen, Germany.