Sharpening

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How to Become a Sharpner

The sharpening machine used by Katana Edge was invented fifty years ago in Japan. Since then, it has been improved upon numerous times in an effort to create the most superior and precise sharpening machine in the world. It is believed that the current machine, version 5, is the most superior sharpening product ever made in Japan. Now, more than 60,000 machines have been produced and their reputation and popularity have spread among stylists and sharpeners in Japan.

 

The Katana Edge Sharpening Machine

Set bracket with a proper angle either Bevel Edge (40-45") or Convex (22-25")
Now, for the first time ever, this machine is being made available in the United States. Katana Edge is the sole distributor of the machines in the United States and Canada. Through Katana Edge, you may acquire the machine and by doing so you may possibly be the first person in your city or state to use this amazing machine. By undergoing a three-day training session conducted by Katana Edge president Kyota Takahashi, you may acquire skills that surpass sharpeners with as much as thirty years of experience in the sharpening trade.
 

If any of the following are true about your shears, you need to contact us!

  • Shears bend hair instead of cutting it
  • Hair slides toward the tip of the blade
  • Shears with convex edge were incorrectly sharpened
  • Shears don't have an edge with a 800 millimeter radius
  • Tension was improperly adjusted
  • Bumper needs replacing
 
100% Customer Satisfaction

We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied with our sharpening, we will refund your money 100% within seven business days after you receive your sharpened shears.

 Competitive prices

You'll receive excellent sharpening at a great price including our multiple share bargain policy (Ship 10 pairs at once = 10% discount on each; ship 20 pairs at once = 20% discount on each.)

 

The Correct Way to Sharpen

We sharpen your shears according to which type of blade you have: a convex or a beveled blade.
We faithfully maintain on all shears the original factory edge. If your edge has been altered from a convex edge to a beveled edge, we can restore it completely. 

 

 

 

 

Why The Katana Edge Method is Superior

Bevel Edge vs. Convex Edge

The machine is designed to perfectly sharpen both bevel edge and convex edge shears. Most Japanese shears have a unique blade shape called hamaguri (clam shell or convex edge). It isn't easy to find a sharpener who can sharpen your shears and maintain the shear's factory edge. When attempting to sharpen shears, most sharpeners do so by making a bevel edge on the blade. They alter the angle of the blade resulting in damage to the shears. Creating a bevel edge on a convex-edge blade means the blade will then slide the hair toward the tip of the shears rather than cutting the hair at the intended location on the blade. Scissors are valuable and often expensive, so it is imperative they be sharpened correctly in order to maintain the integrity of the blades and to lengthen the life of the shears.
Image: Set bracket with a proper angle either Bevel Edge (40-45") or Convex (22-25")

 

A Perfect Match for Radius 800

The Japanese precision shear has a radius of 800 millimeters on its edge line as pictured below. The machine is perfectly designed to match this shear’s structure. By placing the shear on the sharpening machine (held in place by a bracket) and by making a back-and-forth movement against the sharpening disks, the blade is automatically sharpened at a radius of 800 millimeters.
Image: The shaft is exactly the same as the edgeline (R800)

 

Ideal Size

The machine is small and light. You can carry the machine anywhere by hand. That’s right, the machine may be operated at a stylist’s station, a back room, or in any small space. Many stylists welcome on-site sharpening and it saves both the sharpener and the stylist valuable time.
Image: KATANA sharpening machine

   

Maintains the Factory Edge

The edge of the blade is invariably diminished during sharpening. However, reducing the materials on the edge results in a shorter life for shears. The machine has solved this problem. Fragments of diamonds or diamond powder have been applied to the disks used in sharpening and buffing with the machine. Thus, the materials on the blade remain largely intact. Most other sharpening methods involve the use of a grinding stone that may result in the destruction of the materials on the blade and shortening the life of the shears.
Image (right): Hone line (left): Front edge sharpening process

 

How to ship your shears to Katana Edge

 Step1 
Completely fill out the order form from here.
Payment may be made either by personal check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Please do not send cash. 

 Step2 
Wrap your shears in paper or foam padding, place them in a shipping envelope with the order form. 

 Step3 
Go to a United States Postal Office and insure your package for 100% of its retail value. We will not be responsible for uninsured items.

 

How To Join the Katana Edge Team

If you are interested in becoming part of the Katana Edge team, you'll want to fill out the application form. Once your application has been reviewed by Katana Edge, you will be contacted by a representative of the Company. If accepted, you will be mailed a contract to complete and return to Katana Edge. Once the contract has been signed by you and by the Company, you will be given the sharpening machine, starter materials and a training schedule will be arranged.

If you have further questions about Katana Edge or how to start your own business using the Katana Edge sharpening machine or methods, please contact the Company from here or call (425)746-3808 or (877)KATANA7.