KAI scissors are made in Japan. The black handle KAI scissors and shears are made of fine stainless steel with vanadium. KAI Scissors are hand polished and balanced allowing for fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabrics, papers and vellum. Soft ergonomic handle grips and hardened stainless steel blades offer superior cutting action. These versatile scissors can cut lightweight fabric including silk without fabric slippage on the blades or cut multi-layers of fleece, denim, cotton and poly-blend fabrics. KAI original scissors, KAI dressmaking shears, KAI 5000 series, and the KAI 7000 series scissors continue to be a favorite in the sewing, quilting and scrapbooking industry.