Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid
Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid

Cohana

Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid

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Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid

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6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup currently unavailable

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

When you are a maker, it is so important to have a good pair of snips (and scissors) by your side. We have looked high and low, and these Shozaburo snips are of supreme quality.

Shozaburo scissors are crafted in Tokyo with the utmost care, one pair at a time, by artisans with a commitment to excellence. These scissors are beloved by making enthusiasts around the world as being of the highest quality, cutting thread and fabric with ease. With proper care, they are a treasure lasting a lifetime.

The methods of forging Japanese Samurai swords were adapted in the Edo period (1603-1868) to craft Japanese scissors, and our maker Shozaburo & Co., Ltd. still uses these time-honored techniques as part of a long lineage of excellent craftsmanship.

The handles of Shozaburo scissors are wrapped with Iga silk braids. These braids, also known as kumihimo, have been manufactured in the Iga region for over 1300 years and were traditionally used in samurai armor. The master craftsman at Matsushima Kumihimo-ten in Iga winds the silk threads by hand and weaves them into braids, bringing out their unique luster. The braids are dyed with rich colors and wound around the steel handles of the scissors. Click here to see how the artisans wrap the handles with silk.

Shozaburo Thread Snips are aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the hands, making for a delightful sewing experience. 

Total Length 4.25" [108mm]
Blade Length 1.4" [36mm]
Width 1" [25mm]

Before use, wipe off applied oil on the surface of blades so as not to stain anything you cut.

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Cohana, located in Japan, designs and creates high quality handmade tools. Each tool is made through collaborations of renowned Japanese artisans, who have have been practicing their craft for many years. While Cohana's tools are beautiful and unique, they are also easy-to-use and practical. By making their products, Cohana hopes to connect traditional techniques and knowledge to the future and revitalize the production regions.