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Katana Scissors Inspired by Real Samurai

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As much as we might want to, there’s not much cause to walk around with a sword strapped to your hip these days. Fortunately, Nikken Cutlery has found the perfect compromise: scissors inspired by the swords of Oda Nobunaga and other samurai!

Just because you can’t wear your finest blade to work doesn’t mean you can’t at least add a samurai flair to your office with these katana scissors, complete with hamon (tempering lines) on the blades!

Nikken Cutlery has three types of katana scissors for your slicing needs, including one inspired by Oda Nobunaga’s sword Heshikiri-hasebe and featuring a gold-tipped “scabbard.”

The scissor blades are made of stainless steel and the handles are covered in lacquered tsukamaki, making for perhaps the prettiest scissors we’ve ever seen! Of course, cutting instruments this gorgeous don’t come cheap, and a pair will put you back ¥12,000. But isn’t that worth it for two stainless blades? And in case you don’t want to keep your expensive new tools locked up in a wooden box, Nikken Cutlery also offers a stand for another ¥400.

And, best of all, now you have something to pair with your samurai armor bottle covers!

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