Mastercut Iconic 7½” (16T) Sculpting Dog Grooming Scissors
Part of Mastercut’s legacy series, made for those with competent scissoring skills. Influenced by timeless Japanese design, the Iconic range embodies heritage and tradition to create scissors of the highest quality. Comprising of straight, curved, blending and sculpting models, essential to achieve a variety of breed styles.
Features & Benefits:
These particular dog grooming scissors measure 7½″ (about 19cm) which, is an ideal length for styling different breeds with greater efficiency. They have a number of specific features designed to improve handling, cutting performance and usability, including…
Off-set Handles: To improve comfort and control. Promotes ‘open-hand’ grip to reduce hand fatigue, though repetitive movement. Also, to avert strain injuries such as RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Convex Blades: For precision cutting and incredibly sharp. Pledges crisp, clean lines and contours but, demands careful handling to prevent damage. Made for use with clean and well-prepared coats only.
Adjustable Pivot Screw: To alter the tension between the cutting blades. Simple to use, without tools, helping avoid blade damage and premature dulling of the delicate cutting edge.
Rolling Stabilization: To steady the cutting blades and regulate their movement. Combined with the adjustable pivot screw, provides a more reliable system to prevent uneven blade wear.
How do I use them?
Sculpting scissors are purpose made for finishing and perfecting a style. As such, they should never be used for rough cutting or removing bulk. The wide cut teeth have a unique ‘fishtail’ appearance which allows for faster cutting whilst creating velvety soft coat texture.
The off-set handles are designed to encourage more comfortable ‘open-hand’ grip, using the ring finger and thumb. This handle style features shorter shanks to prevent over extension, which can cause repetitive strain injuries. Once inserted through the finger rings, operate using your thumb to smoothly open and close the blades. Always remove the hair in small amounts to avoid mistakes and stepped changes in hair length.
What else should I know?
Convex blades are incredibly sharp but also extremely delicate. To avoid damaging them, regularly monitor their tension and, adjust accordingly to avoid grinding or catching the blades. The pivot screw enables you to do this without tools, applying incremental pressure until moving parts are firm but not tight. A few drops of oil near the pivot point will also help the blades run smooth.
A few final words of advice.
Like other precision cutting instruments, convex dog grooming scissors demand care and attention to keep them in good working order. As such, we recommend the following:
- Avoid using convex scissors on dirty or greasy coats. These can harbour fine particles and contaminates, which act just like abrasives and can quickly dull the cutting blades.
- To help create volume and structure in the coat, consider using a scissoring spray. This will help you attain sharper lines, smoother contours and crisp texture.
- Always clean and oil your scissors after use and, consider storing them a protective sheath or wallet to avoid accidental damage.
For more advice on choosing and understanding different types of professional dog grooming scissors, check out our buyers guide article here.
Alternatively, visit Groomers Gallery and, brush up on essential skills through our online masterclass video series.