$35,000 bonsai shears--discuss

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Wow. And they do wear out. It is not uncommon to spend $400-$500 on barber scissors and when they dull they are thrown away. They never really work as well after sharpening.
 
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That is amazing. I wonder how many people are true masters of any one thing nowadays. 50 years of forging scissors by hand.
 
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I’m not worthy ...

But my first impression was what a load of crap. Amiwrong?

Research scissors for a year? To work on a pine that has been grown too fast and has no taper to its branches? I didn’t finish the vid. But did I just take the bait?
 

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I’m not worthy ...

But my first impression was what a load of crap. Amiwrong?

Research scissors for a year? To work on a pine that has been grown too fast and has no taper to its branches? I didn’t finish the vid. But did I just take the bait?
I'm not pine guy, but The "Bonsai master" is using the wrong shears on those candles...
 
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@ABCarve As a cosmetologist I'll spend between 250 and 500 on shears. We have a really, really good sharpener, named Sun Oh. After he tweaks our stuff it's better than when it was new. But before we met him we had some dudes really jack up our stuff.
As far as forged bonsai shears at THAT price. They're cool, but you'd have to be a sucker to buy them OR so rich that it didn't matter
 

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I appreciate the man's art. He's a master scissor-smith....what can I say?....its totally awesome.
I can understand $1k for the time, research and hard work....not that I'd be a buyer....but I appreciate it.

Now, $35k is ummmm.....well it better have a lot of perfectly executed 24k Gold inlay work....and maybe a diamond or 2...or diamond edges or something crazy...
Edit:....again, not that I'd be a buyer... But I might look!
 

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Same technique used down here for rings
from an x mm cube of metal.

The 8k mix is especially useful.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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I saw that shimpaku as well. I just shook my head. Nothing about it is even believable.
I believe it’s a Shimpaku...and that’s about where it ends. Of course if it sells for $2k, I have a few to let fly for $50k.😜
 
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As to hugely overpriced Bonsai shears even if currently very rich that is way out of line. Having always been fairly poor value of $$ too well ingrained to waste that way;). As previously said $1000 possibly but not more.
 
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@ABCarve As a cosmetologist I'll spend between 250 and 500 on shears. We have a really, really good sharpener, named Sun Oh. After he tweaks our stuff it's better than when it was new. But before we met him we had some dudes really jack up our stuff.
As far as forged bonsai shears at THAT price. They're cool, but you'd have to be a sucker to buy them OR so rich that it didn't matter
Does this person do bonsai shears? I replace mine once every year or two. I have sharpened 10s of thousands of normal edge tools but getting the geometry to work on scissors evades me. Proper sharpening may cost more than a new pair.
 
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@ABCarve I haven't ever asked. I was going to ask him about it a year ago but he walked into the salon and made and announcement that he ONLY sharpened barbering shears haha. It's like he knew. But, enough time has passed I suppose I can play dumb and ask him. If the answer is "yes" I'll have him do a pair and let you know how it went. The guy is no bullshit when it comes to his career so I'm sure if it's something he can't do 100% he won;t try. Good news is I'm sure you could mail in the scissors.

Anyway, I won't derail this any harder. I'll PM you if anything comes of it.
 

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