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Material Quality

Quality starts with the material the quality of the steel has a crucial influence on the quality of the scissors or shears. It is fundamental for the efficiency and durability of the product. Steel alloys of the highest quality are the basic material for scissors and shears. Scissors used to cut cordite (an explosive substance resembling twine) must not produce sparks. Scissors used to cut magnetic tape must not interfere with magnetism.This quality steel provides the basis for exceptional cutting performance

Depending on the manufacturing process two different qualities of steel are used by manufacturers 

High-grade stainless for stamped household shears

Scissors and shears made of high-grade stainless steel

The majority of scissors and shears by Ekal Professional are made of high-grade stainless steel. Stainless steel is manufactured from iron, about 1% carbon, and at least 10% chromium. It is particularly recommended for scissors that come into contact with moisture because the steel will not rust in damp air. It has also the advantages of being light and rustproof