Competitive Comparison

Hikari Shears

$300 to $2,200

A very prestigious company with a fine reputation for quality and innovation, Hikari has been producing excellent haircutting shears for over 40 years. Prices range from $300 to $2,200 although only ten of their forty-four shears are less than $650.

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Kamisori Shears

$450 to $1,250

One of the best-known and popular brands of barber and salon shears, Kamisori self-rates its shears from 3 to 7 stars. Their 6★ and 7★ shears are some of the finest in the world and make up 44% of their product line, with prices ranging from $450 – $1250

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TopEdge Shears

$150 to $200

TopEdge is a small company featuring shears designed by stylists.   Known for using high quality materials and processing methods, TopEdge compares favorably with many of the better-known manufacturers. Available only online, TopEdge hand-made, VG-10 or Hitachi 314 hair shears are priced at $150 – $200.

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Joewell Shears

$100 to $800

For many years Joewell has offered a popular line of professional hair shears available online or in stores. Joewell has widely varying lines and price-points based on the quality of the steel, the blade and the manufacturing process. Currently, only 11% of Joewell’s line is made of ATS 314 or VG-10 Gold steel. Joewell hair shears retail from $100 – $800.

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Let’s compare

Designed by working stylists Hikari  
Kamisori 
TopEdge
Joewell
Made from VG-10 Gold or Hitachi ATS 314 steel alloys Hikari 100% Kamisori 64% TopEdge 100% Joewell 11%
Hand Forged Convex Blades Hikari
Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Hand Sharpened and Polished Hikari
Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Ergonomic Handles individually hand-welded to blades Hikari
Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Anatomical Finger Holes in all shears Hikari
Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Hikari ? Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Limited Lifetime Warranty on materials and workmanship Hikari ? Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Free shipping in US Hikari ? Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
6 Months Same As Cash Hikari ? Kamisori
TopEdge
Joewell
Price Range Hikari $300-$2,200 Kamisori $150-$1,250 TopEdge $150-$200 Joewell S100-$800

Let’s compare

Hikari Kamisori TopEdge Joewell
Designed by working stylists
Made from VG-10 Gold or Hitachi ATS 314 steel alloys 100% 64% 100% 11%
Hand Forged Convex Blades
Most
Hand Sharpened and Polished
Most
Ergonomic Handles individually hand-welded to blades
Most
Most
Anatomical Finger Holes in all shears
Some
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Not Specified
Limited Lifetime Warranty on materials and workmanship Not Specified
Free shipping in US Not Specified
6 Months Same As Cash Not Specified
Price Range $300-$2,200 $150-$1,250 $150-$200 S100-$800