My Wicked Edge

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Precision haircuts, grooming, and cooking depend on two things: your skills as a stylist or cook, and the performance of your equipment. Proper sharpening will prolong the life of your scissors, shears, clippers and knives.

Clippers

Clipper blades are comprised of two components: the comb, and the cutter. They are concave in shape, so only the cutting teeth and the back riding edge touch.

Due to their unique shape, home sharpening drastically reduces the lifespan of the clipper blade set.

Not only do we sharpen both blades in the set, but we sterilize, measure, tension, and re-assemble the set with each servicing.

Salon / barber Scissors / shears

There are several varieties of blades among hair scissors – bevelled, semi-convex, convex – and all require a specific type of sharpening.

All sharpening, even the very best, requires the removal of steel by using an abrasive to cut off the dull or damaged edge.

What sets apart high quality sharpening is the removal of the absolute minimum of steel – usually less than half the width of a human hair.

The single most important factor that determines the lifespan of your shear is the skill level of the sharpener. Proper sharpening will prolong the life of your shears and therefore the use you get out of them.

Knives

Different countries tend to make knives with different steels and angles along the cutting edge.