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Material Levels

Quality cutting tools demand superb materials. Only the finest, high-performance metal alloys are utilized in the production process. Kenchii has chosen a special vacuum heat treatment process ensuring an outstanding tool with guaranteed durable cutting edge, extremely high corrosion resistance, and an immaculate finish.


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Level 1

Kenchii level 1 products are great for beginners and everyday stylists. They provide exceptional value for your money without sacrificing quality and performance. This entry level Japanese stainless steel has good hardness, corrosion resistance and is able to keep a great edge.
Rockwell: 54--55

Level 2

Kenchii Level 2 products provide stylists with exceptional quality, performance, and value.
This is a high carbon Japanese stainless steel with great corrosion resistance, good strength, and the ability to maintain an excellent edge.
Rockwell: 55--57

Level 3

Kenchii level 3 shears are for professional who demand superior quality and performance from their tools. A premium Japanese stainless steel with an excellent corrosion resistance. Molybdenum and cobalt alloy increases toughness, strength, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. After heat treatment, this metal is capable of attaining extraordinary hardness and wear resistance.
Rockwell: 58--60

Level 4

Kenchii level 4 products were created to satisfy the needs of elite stylists and platform artists who demand ultimate performance and design.
A truly high-end top of the line metal, mixed with pure base cobalt and vanadium for super strength, durability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance.
Rockwell: 60--62

Level 5

Level 5 products are the ultimate in design, luxury and performance. Each piece is custom created and takes about 6-8 weeks to finish. Our proprietary blend of the world's finest metal is combined with the best alloys available in the world today. Tungsten and vanadium is added to produce a fine, yet dense steel grain structure. It just doesn't get any better than this.
Rockwell: 60--63

Rockwell Hardness Scale

Rockwell hardness testing is a general method for measuring the hardness of metallic materials. In this test, a load is applied to set a diamond cone or a hardened steel ball on the surface of the metal. The hardness is measured by depth of the penetration.