If you're in the hair or pet grooming industry, it's time to get to know Tokyo Riki, the Japanese company that has been crafting professional-grade scissors since 1925. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Riki has built a reputation for producing some of the finest scissors on the market, thanks to their commitment to quality materials, hand-craftsmanship, and a deep understanding of the true nature of their materials.
Despite its reputation in Japan and among those in the know, Tokyo Riki is still relatively unknown in Australia. That's why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the factory and meet with the company's president, Mr. Matsumoto, to learn more about this hidden gem.
It was an eye-opening experience to see first-hand the level of care and attention that goes into each and every pair of scissors produced by the company. From start to finish, every step of the production process is done by hand, with the goal of producing scissors that are not only beautiful but also incredibly sharp and long-lasting.
What sets Tokyo Riki apart from other scissor manufacturers is their use of premium Japanese steel, combined with their deep understanding of the material. As Mr. Matsumoto explained, every pair of scissors is slightly different, even if they are made from the same materials. By embracing this individuality, the craftsmen at Tokyo Riki are able to produce scissors that are truly unique, with their own character and personality.
My wife, Aico, is a professional dog groomer and has been using Tokyo Riki scissors for nearly a decade. They are still cutting like brand new, which is a testament to the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that goes into each pair of scissors. In fact, many Japanese grooming schools use Tokyo Riki scissors, recognizing that using a better tool will help students improve their skills more quickly.
If you're in the market for a high-quality pair of scissors, I highly recommend considering Tokyo Riki. With a long history of excellence and a commitment to producing the best products possible, you can trust that you're investing in a product that will last for years to come.