Making a handle
This page is showing how we make a new handle.
The Eyeglass handle has been considered to be a none correct ergonomic handle. This is not completely true. However, most of the Eyeglass handles ever made has been very simple and furthermore many hairdressers are using these handles without using specific ergonomic hand positions when using them. If Eyeglass handles are used correct and with the 4 basic hand positions they are actually quite ergonomic. Actually if Eyeglass handles are used correct the strain on the hand and shoulders are minimum. This is unfortunately something that is missing in the education of hairdressers.
We have made a new handle that incorporate all 4 ergonomic hand positions in an Eyeglass handle. – The Butterfly handle.
There are 3 reasons that we chose to make an Eyeglass handle and not an Offset handle.
1. With the handles carved out for the 4 basic hand positions, it becomes very ergonomic.
2. The Eyeglass handles has a fantastic leverage which mean that much less force have to be used when cutting.
3. With an Eyeglass handle both sides can be used. Especially Texturizers and thinners will give you a “2 in 1” scissor when it has an Eyeglass handle.
There are basically 4 basic hand positions when using a scissor.
1. Natural grip.
2. thumb grip.
3. point cut grip.
4. Back grip.
Below you can see pictures of the manufacturing of a handmade handle.
After the prototype was done we made a mold so we can produce the handle:
Then we make handles in wax from the mold. After these wax handles are made they are covered in a sea-shell powder mixture. Then the liquid metal is infused making the wax dissolve and simply ran out of the sea-shell mold. When metal has solidified the sea-shell coating is removed and you then have the handle in metal.
First wax samples. this gives a pretty good picture of how the finished handle will look like. - very ergonomic.
And below you can see why I have named it "The Butterfly handle":
now all the wax models are set up in a huge system of handles - all made in wax.
Then the handles are covered with the clam shell Cement. (below picture is obviously not the scissors but other items being made).
The raw metal handle after the clam shell form is removed.
Then some excess trim is removed.
Since we make our handles in SUS430 steel it requires more work than ordinary handles made in cheaper steels. The SUS430 steel has the perfect alloy combination for both hardness and durability. – It does not get scratchy and worn as fast as cheaper handles. However there is a lot of work when making the handles in SUS430 steel. After the raw handles is made from the sea-shell coating we must drill the holes for both the bumper stop and the finger rest. To do this we must release some of the hardness in the handles as they are too hard to drill in at this stage. This is done by heat treatment. After the release of the hardness we drill the holes and then we re-hardens them again to give them the right strenght again. Now the handles will be welded onto the blades and the scissor will be made into its shape.