Strawberry Thinning Convex - Hair Styling Scissors

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Color (Bumper)
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We believe in a customer-first policy. If you are not happy with our product or service, we will give you a full refund. If you are not satisfied in any way, please email us at

Our motto is to make you happy and healthy. We wish to become part of your life and that you are happier and healthier than you were yesterday. 

Price Guarantee Policy 

We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese products. Our partnership with the best Japanese products in Japan allows us to acquire their products at a reasonable cost, which we transfer to our customers through lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price every time.

If you find any other online store which sells the same item for a lower price within six months of the date of your purchase, please let us know, and we will be glad to match that price and refund you the difference. This is true for our store as well; if you find that our store is lowering the price of a product you purchased from us less than six months ago, we will refund you the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the best price.

To request your partial refund, simply email us a link to the product whose price has been lowered and your order ID. We will process your request and credit your credit card accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • Our Price Match Guarantee applies only to the item you purchased from our store. Additionally, the purchase must be completed before requesting the price match.
  • We cannot provide a refund for products with engraved custom names. 
  • Promotions such as coupons, rebates, and buy-one-get-one-free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's site.
  • The competitor site must be an online retailer without a physical location.
  • We do not offer price-match against discounters and auction sites like eBay, Overstock, etc.
  • The competitor site must be an authorized retailer for the item in question.
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the retail price of the item and the shipping cost. It does not include sales tax.

Product information


The Origin Story Of The Iconic Strawberry Mark.

Where every cut tells a story.

The strawberry mark on each pair of scissors is more than a symbol; it represents Hizirimaru's seal of approval, indicating that these handmade scissors meet his standards of excellence, innovation, and unmatched cutting quality.

With every use, you'll feel the precision and passion that Hizirimaru puts into his work. Every cut transcends mere styling, transforming your hair to not only showcase a style but also embody a deep level of artistry and meticulous attention to detail.

Meet The Visionary Creator, Hizirimaru ( 聖丸).

Introducing Hizirimaru 聖丸, the visionary creator behind Vivid Scissors, whose mastery was honed under the legendary tutelage of stylist Yanagi Takeshi. For Hizirimaru, crafting scissors transcends mere skill—it's an immersive art form, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the craft.

The passion and commitment of Japanese artisans like Hizirimaru are unparalleled, as they devote themselves entirely to perfecting their art forms, ensuring that each creation is a masterpiece born from a lifetime of dedication and love for their craft.

Worldwide Delivery

We ship directly to our customers worldwide (Except the UK). Your order will be processed on a secure server, then efficiently handled and shipped from Japan. Our knives are carefully packaged with protective material arriving without damage. We offer Guaranteed Satisfaction and Free Shipping, as explained below.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping store-wide today!  
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Our selected shipping providers are DHL, Japan Post, and FedEx, which includes automatic tracking. We have chosen these providers because they are highly efficient, and we rarely have incidents with them. 

Our shipments are sometimes subject to customs inspection, which may delay the arrival of your order and for which we have no control. Please contact us if you have not received your knives within 30 days. If, after 30 days, your order has been determined to be lost, abandoned, or stolen, we will give you a full refund, less any previously paid shipping and handling charges.

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Order Processing, Order Receipt:
Once you submit your order and it is successfully processed on our secure server, your browser will display an order summary entitled "Order Receipt." Please print this page for your records. Shortly after that, you will also receive an email confirmation, but this email could be delayed due to Internet server traffic. You will not receive a follow-up email after your purchase has been shipped because most orders arrive relatively quickly.

Importing goods of $800 or less is not subject to sales/consumption tax in the US. The carrier will collect sales/consumption tax on shipments outside the US, dependent upon the local tax authority regulations, and is the buyer's responsibility. If the goods are taxed in your part of the world (Europe, for example), the carrier will collect this tax from you, the buyer.

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We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, G Pay, PayPal, Diner's Club, Elo, JCB, and Amazon Pay. All transactions are processed on a secure server.

If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with any of our products, please provide us with your purchase information, and we will give you a complete refund (excluding applicable shipping fees). We cannot provide a refund for products with engraved custom names. 

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    Shipping and Returns

    • Do you ship from the USA or Japan? 

      We ship all our knives from Japan.
    • How do you ship knives?

      We regularly use DHL, Japan Post, and FedEx (including automatic tracking) at our discretion. This is because these shippers are highly efficient, and we rarely have problems with them.

      For more information, please see our Shipping and Return Page.

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    • How much do you charge for shipping?

      We ship free shipping worldwide. (Except to the UK)

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    • Do you ship your knife to the UK?

      Due to changing the firearms/weapons law in the UK (young people under 18 years old are prohibited from buying firearms/weapons, including cooking knives), our courier cannot ship our products to the UK.

      • Do you ship anywhere in the USA?

        Yes. We ship anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska.

        • Do you ship to Hawaii and Alaska?

          Yes, we ship to Hawaii and Alaska at no extra charge.   

        • Do you ship to Canada?

          Yes. We ship anywhere in Canada.

          • Do you ship internationally outside the USA?

            Yes, we ship worldwide. (Except to the UK)

            • Can I send the package as a gift to someone?

              Yes, you can specify the shipping address separately from the billing address to send it to your friends easily. We do not include the receipt in shipment in general unless required by the country’s customs. 

            • Do you allow shipping to a PO Box?  

              Yes, we do allow PO Box. The local post office delivers the package shipped via Japan Post, and they can access your PO Box.  
            • Does your shipment require a signature? 

              For customers in the USA, you are not required to sign. However, some countries may require you to sign upon receiving it. 

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            • How soon do you provide the tracking number? 

              We ship items Monday - Friday 11:00 AM Japan Time. When the item is ordered after 11:00 AM, we send it the next day. So you get the tracking number before 11:00 AM on the same day (if ordered before 11:00 AM).
            • Why is your shipping fee so low (free)?

              At Japanese Knife Co., we are revolutionizing buying Japanese knives by partnering directly with knife manufacturers in Japan. Because they forge, process, and package their knives on-site, we get shipments to you much faster!

              By cutting out the middlemen, you get your knives faster without fees.

              You get your knives in 5-10 days in the USA and most countries worldwide. (Click here to check when you will get your knives if you order today.)

            • How long does it take to get my knives after ordering?

              We ship the same day!
              Orders placed by 10 AM Japan Time will be shipped from our warehouse daily, Monday-Friday, after payment is verified. Orders placed after 10 AM Japan Time will be shipped the next day.
              With processing, you will receive your order in 5-10 days.
            • How do you pack your knives? 

              We wrap the knives with proper protective materials so that the knives do not get damaged during the shipment.

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            • Do I need to pay sales tax/import tax? 

              Importing goods of $800 or less is not subject to sales/consumption tax in the US. Sales/consumption tax on shipments outside the US will be collected by the carrier, dependent upon the local tax authority regulations, and is the buyer’s responsibility. If the goods are taxed in your part of the world (Europe for example), the carrier will collect this tax from you, the buyer.
              • What payment method do you accept?

                We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diner’s Club. We also accept PayPal, Amazon Payment, Google G-Pay, Apple Pay, Venmo, and Shopify Pay. 

                Pay with VisaPay with MastercardPay with American ExpressPay with Discover = Pay with JCB Pay with Diners ClubPay with Paypal Pay with Amazon Pay Pay with Apple PayPay with Shop PayPay with VenmoPay with Google Pay
              • How secure is your shopping cart?

                Shopify Inc. provides our shopping cart with maximum security features, including Level 1 PCI CSS Compliant Secure Provider, Visa's Global Compliant Provider List, and Master Card's SDP List. 
              • Do I need to create an account order from you?

                No. You can check out as a guest by providing your name and shipping address. You are not required to create an account to order.  
              • Does your website keep track of my account, so I know how to repeat my order?

                If you enter an email address when you order, the order information is tracked with your email address.

                At any time, you can register on our site with the same email address you used when ordering at
                This will allow you to easily see past ordered products to purchase the same item.

                • How to add a discount code? I cannot find where to add the discount code.

                  You can enter your coupon code on the checkout page.
                  If you cannot find it, don't worry; email us with your order number and coupon code , and we will refund you the discount.
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                • Are there late fees?

                No, there are no late fees if you miss a scheduled payment.

                • What is the option to pay in installments?

                When checking out with Shop Pay, you now have the option to pay now or later. Paying in installments on Shop Pay allows you to split your purchase amount into sour equal, biweekly installment payments—with 0% interest, no hidden or late fees, and no impact on your credit score. In some instances, your first payment is due when you make your purchase; otherwise, your first payment is due two weeks after your purchase

                • What if I make a return on a purchase made through Installments?

                If your refund amount is less than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, you can expect one or both of the following:

                - A smaller payment balance on the final payment.

                - Less future payments on the remaining loan balance.


                If your refund amount is more than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, then you can expect to receive the difference as a refund to your original debit card or credit card payment method within 3 to 10 business days.

                • Which payment methods are accepted if I use the option to pay Installments on Shop Pay?

                The installments option on Shop Pay is available on debit and credit cards.

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                      Japanese Knives

                        • I'm a beginner. Which knife is best for me?

                          We recommend starting with one of our all-purpose knives (Gyuto, Bunka, or Santoku). If you sign up for our Japanese Knife Club (it's free!), we'll provide you with our Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Enjoying Japanese Knives e-book to help you decide - plus, it comes with a 10% off coupon for your first order!

                        • Is it true that Japanese knives are brittle?

                          Japanese knives are made with super-hard Japanese steel, which is how they maintain a long-lasting edge and extreme sharpness. However, they are so rigid that they can chip when misused or accidents occur. Generally, as long as you only use your knife to cut appropriate things (vegetables, meat, etc.) and not hard objects (frozen food, bones, or non-organic materials), this isn't an issue. Read more about this topic here.

                        • How do I know if my knife requires oiling?

                          Any of our carbon steel knives will require regular oiling after each use. That means any knife made with Kasumi Superlative Carbon Steel, HM Carbon Steel, or Honyaki. Read more about our steels here. Oiling is unnecessary for stainless steel knives, but they should still be cleaned and dried after each use.

                        • What kind of oil can I use on my knife?

                          Generally, any food-safe oil will be okay to use. That includes oils such as canola or sunflower oil - just make sure it's a neutral-tasting oil; otherwise, it will flavor whatever you are cutting. You may also find knife-specific mineral oils that also work well.Back to top

                        • Why is my carbon steel knife changing color even though I've been oiling it?

                          Even if you religiously oil your knife after every use, it will gradually discolor on the surface. This transformation is nothing serious to worry about. It's what's called a patina. It's a natural oxidation that will happen over time as you use it, and actually, it's good for your knife. The patina will help to protect your carbon steel from rusting.

                        • Why does my Japanese-handle knife feel so different to hold?

                          Knives that use Japanese-style handles are made with a half-sized tang (the lower spike-shaped part of a blade hidden within the handle). That means Japanese-handle knives are heavier on the blade end. It is a sensation that you will quickly get used to, especially if you use a pinch-grip. We have some tips on holding knives in our knife size guide.

                        • Are Japanese knives only suitable for professional chefs?

                          Anyone can benefit from one of our high-quality knives. However, some of our knives are used for specialist tasks (such as the Yanagiba, for making sushi) and hence are more valued by professionals (or at-home sushi enthusiasts!).

                        • How often should I sharpen my knife?

                          It depends on how often you use it. If you cook every day, once a month should do the trick. Otherwise, sharpen it whenever it feels like it's losing its edge.

                        • Are there knives for left-handers?

                          Yes! We can provide a left-handed knife at no extra cost. Select the option below 'add-on' before you put the knife into your cart.

                        • I want my name engraved into my knife in Japanese, but what's the difference between Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji?

                          Japanese has three 'alphabets.' Katakana is used for writing foreign words, and Hiragana is used to write Japanese words. Finally, Kanji is a writing system based on traditional Chinese characters. Because written Japanese uses no spaces, the three writing systems are combined to break up sentences and make them easy to read. For a visual comparison, here's my name (Kei) written with each of them: けい (Hiragana), ケイ(Katakana),  (Kanji). Choose whichever writing system looks most pleasing to you.

                        • Do I need whetstones if I already own a honing rod?

                          A honing rod should never be used on a Japanese knife. They tend to chip Japanese knives and are only intended for softer European steel. They don't sharpen knives but only straighten the 'burr' (the very peak of the cutting edge). A whetstone is the best way to sharpen both Japanese and European knives.Back to top

                      Club Rewards Program

                      • How can I get my first order 10% off? 

                        You can sign up for our newsletter and get the 10% off coupon in your email immediately after signing up. Use the coupon when you check out for the first order.

                      • How do I join? 

                        Please join by creating an account for free here

                      • How can I access my account?  How can I see how many points I have? 

                        You can click on the "account mark" on the header, or simply click here

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                      • How do I spend points?

                        You can spend your points by clicking on the points tab while logged into your customer account. Then, under the Reward section, you can click Redeem next to the reward you want to claim!

                        • What are Birthday Points?

                          Every year on your birthday, we'll give you bonus birthday points, just for being you! 

                          • How much does it cost to join?

                            Our loyalty program is totally free! We do it to say "thank you" to our awesome customers! 

                            • Is there a limit to how many order points I can get?

                              Of course not! We want to reward your loyal orders! 

                              • Do points expire? 

                                Points never expire! 

                              Other Questions

                              • Is it made in Japan?

                                Yes, all our knives are 100% handmade in Japan.
                                • Do you do wholesale?

                                  Japanese Knife Co. takes pride in providing wholesale quality Japanese knives to various Japanese Restaurants, Cafes, and Shops throughout the world. If you are interested in our wholesale service, please contact us.

                                • Do you sell on Amazon?

                                  You can use your Amazon account to check out our products on our page.  Simply select the Amazon Pay icon on checkout.

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                                  Breakthrough Steel |  Elite Precision | Paramount Comfort | Legacy Craftsmanship

                                  Master Thinning Magic.

                                  Transform hair with our Strawberry Thinning Convex Scissors, straight from a legacy craftsman in Japan. Made with top-notch VG10 steel, they're not just scissors – they're your secret to mastering the art of thinning hair. Glide through each cut with ease and precision, and let your creativity flow.

                                  Ready to make every snip a masterpiece? Let's bring your hair visions to life, one cut at a time. Welcome to the world of unmatched craftsmanship.

                                  OFFSET THINNING SCISSORS

                                  Unrivaled Smoothness In Every Snip

                                  Crafted for durability and razor-sharp precision, these scissors make thinning a delightful breeze. The patented stepped comb blade shape allows you to effortlessly cut excess hair while letting it escape, ensuring a seamless thinning process. While also helping minimize the appearance of cut lines. Additionally, the soft cutting edge prevents damage to your client's hair, leaving them with a beautiful airy look.

                                  More than just scissors, they're a piece of history fused with modern excellence. The innovative patented build is handcrafted with techniques passed down from legendary swordsmiths. Resulting in a modern day legacy tool, that promises effortless thinning perfection with every snip.

                                  The Key Advantages

                                  • Precision: Sharp, accurate thinning.
                                  • Comfort: Offset grip reduces hand fatigue.
                                  • Health: Minimises risk of repetitive strain. 
                                  • Durability: Less sharpening, more cutting.
                                  • Quality: Exceptional Japanese craftsmanship.
                                  • Flexibility: For all texturizing needs.
                                  • Design: Sleek, eye-catching design.
                                  • Smoothness: Effortless cuts, wet or dry.

                                  The Key Benefit of Japanese Convex Blades

                                  The convex blade, or "蛤刃" (hamaguriba), is the secret of our premium thinning scissors. Inspired by a clamshell, it's thick in the middle, tapering to a razor-sharp edge for smooth, precise thinning. This design not only glides through hair with ease but also spreads out the wear, making your scissors last longer. It's all about effortless control and versatility, making every thinning task a breeze. Welcome to the elite world of professional-grade thinning scissors.

                                  Patented Design - Key Design Features

                                  Strawberry Thinning Scissors feature a unique patented stepped comb blade design that enables smooth removal of excess hair, facilitating a flawless thinning process and reducing visible cut lines.

                                  Offset Handle

                                  3D Offset design, based on ergonomic principles, ensures mobility for cuts that require complex hand movements. The curved design minimizes contact with fingers, reducing fatigue during prolonged use.

                                  Inner Bearing

                                  Equipped with an inner bearing to prevent the intrusion of substances like perm solutions, making the scissors easier to open and close. The contact points, crafted by hand, support long hours of use without causing fatigue


                                  Features an embedded lock-type screw, preventing loosening. The inner screw is flat, minimizing hair snagging and enhancing comfort during salon work. This design also facilitates easy storage and removal from scissor cases.

                                  VG10 Steel

                                  VG10 steel offers superior durability and corrosion resistance, making it perfect for high-quality thinning hair scissors. It’s also the same steel used in professional figure skating, valued for its unbreakable, unbendable, and durable nature.

                                  Learn more about VG10 Steel

                                  Legacy Craft

                                  Rooted in millennia of knife-making tradition, our artisanal craftsmanship surpasses the limitations of mass production.

                                  Serial Number

                                  Each pair of scissors is uniquely identified with a serial number, ensuring that each product is one-of-a-kind and registered.

                                  Unlock the Art of Perfection With Strawberry

                                  Sharper, Smoother, Superior.

                                  Effortlessly sharp and smooth, our thinning scissors redefine precision. The patented stepped comb blade shape cuts excess hair with ease while preserving its integrity, delivering a beautiful, airy look - without visible cut lines. Crafted with a unique clamshell-shaped edge, they ensure super sharp, snag-free cuts for a seamless styling experience, delighting both you and your clients.

                                  Say Goodbye to Constant Sharpening.

                                  These scissors are not just sharp; they're tough. The unique design means they stay sharper for longer, so you can keep on cutting beautifully without constant sharpening. Think of them as your long-term companion in the hair game.

                                  Offset Handle For Paramount Comfort.

                                  Offset scissors allow your fingers to sit more naturally, leading to your arm and elbow finding their happy, low-hanging spot. This design is not just about making cuts smoother; it's also your secret weapon against repetitive strain injuries. Comfy fingers, happy joints, and worry-free snipping, all in one.

                                  Stylist's Go-To Scissors.

                                  Whether you're into the intricate details of a pixie cut or the soft layers of a bob, these scissors adapt to your style. Slide cutting, point cutting, texturizing? The Vivid easily handles it, making you the stylist everyone wants to book. Plus it’s suitable for use on both wet and dry hair.

                                  Elite Japanese Craftsmanship.

                                  Discover the pinnacle of Japanese craftsmanship with Vivid scissors, curated by Japanese Knife Co. This distinguished company isn't just about sourcing Japan's finest—it's about exporting a legacy of excellence to the most discerning audiences worldwide. From premium Japanese knives to exquisite high-end katanas, they transcend borders, delivering awe-inspiring products that captivate and astonish.

                                  Made With Top-Tier Steel.

                                  VG10 steel, renowned for its high hardness and excellent edge retention, is perfect for thinning hair scissors. It ensures long-lasting sharpness and durability, making precise cuts easier while reducing the need for frequent sharpening. This steel's resistance to corrosion also makes it a reliable choice for professional use, promising both performance and longevity in demanding salon environments.

                                  What’s Included?

                                  Premium Japanese Scissors Care Kit.

                                  1. Luxury Wooden Kiribako Box (桐箱)

                                    Step into luxury with our scissors, delicately nestled within a Kiribako box adorned with an original logo foil stamp. Crafted by artisans renowned for their expertise in creating storage for precious treasures such as gold bars, kimonos, and chocolates. Its lightweight yet robust design offers impeccable protection, shielding your scissors from moisture, pests, and decay, ensuring they retain their pristine condition.

                                  2. Precision Scissor Oil

                                    Included with your scissors is a premium oil designed to ensure smooth, effortless cuts every time. This specially formulated lubricant keeps the blades in peak condition, enhancing your cutting experience and extending the life of your scissors.

                                  3. Deer Skin Chamois Cloth

                                    Your scissors also come with our soft, deer skin chamois cloth. Perfect for removing debris and adding shine, this cloth protects your blades from scratches while maintaining their flawless finish. 
                                  Free Shipping Worldwide

                                  All our scissors are shipped by air directly from Japan to anywhere in the world. Free 5-10-day shipping for all purchases today (limited-time offer).

                                  Handmade Scissors

                                  All our scissors are crafted by skilled bladesmiths and sharpened by the Scissor Sharpening Master (鋏研ぎ師) with years of experience one by one. These are the types of scissors used by professional stylists in Japan.

                                  30 Days Money Back Guarantee

                                  We believe in a customer-first policy. We guarantee your money back if you are not satisfied with our products for any reason.

                                  Best Price Guarantee

                                  We promise you that you will get the best rate for all our products so you can focus on your preference, not your wallet.

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