Honing The Inside Line "Haura-Ichban"

Why hone the inside of beauty shears?

  • Remove burrs
  • Strengthens the cutting edge
  • Silky smooth feel
  • Makes shears quiet
The process pf honing shears

This honing process removes the burr from the blades and creates a lined inside edge "Haura-Ichban" which strengthens the cutting edge. You lay the blade flat on the honing block turning the blade slightly to compensate for the curve "set" of the blade. A Japanese water or ceramic stone may be used for this process but you must apply heavy pressure to keep the blades flat against the stone (because of the curve "set" of the blades). This two step process of de-burring and finishing makes the shears silky smooth and quiet.

Before and after using OOKAMI® Deburr paper and the OOKAMI® Finish paper
These are 120x enlargements of the inside of the cutting edge on a pair of medium priced beauty shears made in Japan. Before Honing (Factory finish). Then the same blade after honing on the OOKAMI® Deburr paper and then 8 - 10 strokes on the OOKAMI® Finish paper. Much improved feel and sound.
Before and after using OOKAMI® Deburr paper and the OOKAMI® Finish paper
These are 120x enlargements of the inside of the cutting edge on a pair of higher priced beauty shears made in Japan. Before Honing (Factory finish). Then the same blade after honing on the OOKAMI® Deburr paper and the OOKAMI® Finish paper.

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