Throughout each stage of the production process, as the product is passed from the hands of one artisan to the next, the SUWADA team have one vision: that of creating products of perfection.
Making cutting tools at the pinnacle of quality is not something that automated machines can do. It requires master craftspeople, whose experience and skills have taken years to develop, in a constant relay between imagination, heart and knowledge.
This is what SUWADA is about.
This constant relay within and between each and every master craftsperson runs like a thread through the SUWADA story.
— Manufacturing Process —
SUWADA’ s nail nippers are made of round rods of high-carbon stainless steel. They are carefully selected materials, and all smelted in Japan.
A round rod heated to high temperature over 1000 degrees is forged with 400 tons of pressure. The material is trained heavily. The craftsmen breathe new life into the steel.
The forged rod is cut out according to the mold. Only the central part of materials can become nail nippers. Actually it is approximately 30% of raw materials.
All processes are done by hands of skilled craftsmen. Their small, delicate and proper works pile up and make the basis of function and beauty.
The left and right parts cut out are riveted. Eventually they become the original “shape” of nail nippers.
Craftsmen polish the nippers using sandpapers of many different specifications from coarse ones to finer ones. They bring these pieces to their ultimate beauty in form.
Craftsmen adjusts the blades in increments of 1/1,000 millimeter for the perfect finish with no gap. Through these processes with the final inspection, our products become the best ones at last.
Extremely thin blades are formed with gentle curve which fits the line of nails. The sharpness of edge is trusted by professionals at nail salons and clinics, and discerning consumers.