These shears efficiently cut materials made from aramid, para-aramid fibers and composites such as Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Technora®, Nomex®, Innegra®, Dacron and other blends made from fiberglass and carbon fiber which ordinary scissors cannot cut. Its blades are made of high carbon alloy steel from Japan and are infused with Molybdenum and Vanadium through a proprietary manufacturing process to harden the cutting blades (HRC 60-62, HCV 120) needed to cut high-technology materials. The ergonomically designed large grip-ring delivers more power with reduced fatigue and wrist strain. The grips are designed to easily fit in the power portion of the hand to produce cleaner cut with less effort. One blade is micro-serrated to avoid slippage and the other can be sharpened to extend life. The tang on the blades is long to provide cutting efficiency.
To cut composite-grade materials is a very difficult task. These 8" shears are meant for clean long cuts into sailcloth (especially multilayered), rope, canvas, vinyl, leather, plastic, silk, cotton, nylon and other knitted, non-knitted, stitched, unidirectional/bi-axial/triaxial/quadraxial materials. Please see videos showing few of these materials being cut. The handles are ambidextrous and comfortable. It is an excellent shear for marine, clothing, electrical, cabling, upholstery, safety and construction industries. It can also be used for splicing all type of halyards, sheets, topping lifts, lazyjacks and control lines.
Sailmakers and riggers around the United States use these shears in their daily projects to cut fabric, thin ropes, sleeves and tapes.
Fabricators who use fiberglass and carbon fiber materials have replaced their current shears in favor of these 8" shears.
Micro-serrated blade to grip material for non-slip cut
Used for splicing all types of halyards, control lines and topping lifts
Sharp blade to shear fabric easily
Non-serrated blade can be sharpened to extend life
Extended tang for durability and efficient force transfer
Adjustable pivot point to modify blades tension
Thermo-plastic elastomer handles for a comfortable non-slip grip
High carbon steel from Japan
Marine: High mass fiber weaves, Kevlar reinforced fabrics, sails, Dyneema, Vectran, Spectra, rope, netting, and webbing
Electical: Data cables, controls, insulation and felt
Aviation: Fiberglass, carbon fiber and prepregs
Avionics: Fiber cable, Kevlar shields and breathers
Fire and Safety: Aramid armor
Security: Helmets, body armor, ballistic fiber, panels, gloves and jackets