Want a GREAT pair of shears at an unbelievable price?? Then take a look at the STANDARD line of shears...they are forged with hand-welded construction and made from the finest Japanese-440A steel, with sharp crisp convex edges. They are forged to ensure excellent balance, great control and proper blade alignment. Combined with the comfort of our patented Shark Fin handle, these shears are a great choice for the professional stylist and are unlike any other shear on the market. In addition you get our patented scissor fitting system to ensure that your shears are properly fitted to your hand. Perfect for the new stylist! They have a Rockwell hardness of 56-57.