These shears efficiently cut materials made from aramid, para-aramid fibers and composites such as Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Technora®, Nomex®, Innegra®, Tedlar®, Dacron® and other blends made from fiberglass and carbon fiber which ordinary scissors cannot cut. Its blades are made of high carbon alloy steel from Japan and are infused with Molybdenum and Vanadium through a proprietary manufacturing process to harden the cutting blades (HRC 60-62, HCV 120) needed to cut high-technology materials. The ergonomically designed large grip-ring delivers more power with reduced fatigue and wrist strain. The grips are designed to easily fit in the power portion of the hand to produce cleaner cut with less effort. One blade is micro-serrated to avoid slippage and the other can be sharpened to extend life. The tang on the blades is long to provide cutting efficiency.
To cut composite-grade materials is a very difficult task. These 8" shears are meant for clean long cuts into sailcloth (especially multilayered) , rope, canvas, vinyl, leather, plastic, silk, cotton, nylon and other knitted, non-knitted, stitched, unidirectional/bi-axial/triaxial/quadraxial materials. Please see videos showing few of these materials being cut. The handles are ambidextrous and comfortable. It is an excellent shear for marine, clothing, electrical, cabling, upholstery, safety and construction industries. It can also be used for splicing all type of halyards, sheets, topping lifts, lazyjacks and control lines.
Sailmakers and riggers around the United States use these shears in their daily projects to cut fabric, thin ropes, sleeves and tapes.
Fabricators who use fiberglass and carbon fiber materials have replaced their current shears in favor of these 8" shears. In a unique way these shears have become choice shears for spinning art performers and equipment fabricators.
Note: A customer recommended to reserve one pair for specific use to cut Kevlar only. These shears will dull quickly if used interchangeably for abrasives like fiberglass or carbon.
- Micro-serrated blade to grip material for non-slip cut
- Used for splicing all types of halyards, control lines, topping lifts
- Sharp blade to shear fabric easily
- Non-serrated blade can be sharpened to extend life
- Extended tang for durability and efficient force transfer
- Adjustable pivot point to modify blade tension
- Thermo-plastic elastomer handles for a comfortable non-slip grip
DuPont™, Kevlar® and Nomex® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
- Recreational marine (high mass fiber weaves, Kevlar reinforced fabrics, sails, ropes)
Commercial marine (Dyneema / Vectran / Spectra lines)
Electrical (data cables, controls, insulation, felt)
Aviation (fiberglass, carbon fiber and prepregs)
Avionics (fiber cable, Kevlar shields, breathers)
Security (helmets, body armor, ballistic fabric, panels, gloves, jackets)
Upholstery (leather, leatherette)
Arts and Crafts
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM.
Vectran® is a registered trademark of Kuraray Co., Ltd., Japan.
Spectra® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International, Inc.
Technora® and Twaron® are registered trademarks of Teijin Ltd.
Dacron® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.