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AK Z-1 | New

Size: 5.5
Hand: Right Handed

Masterful Performance.

Feel true power and experience ultimate cutting luxury with the meticulously designed AK Z-1, a next generation evolution of our most loved designs but with new performance enhancing upgrades.

Your AK Z-1 features a marvel of design and engineering which is the magnificent tapered-sword, an innovative blade shape made to provide you with the most complete, versatile and masterful performance of any professional shears.

Your AK Z-1 is hand crafted with scrupulous attention to detail by specialist master craftsmen providing you with the highest levels of quality for masterful cutting performance.

Total performance.

Master all hair cutting techniques with the AK Z-1's tapered-sword blade, a design meticulously engineered to support all your hair cutting needs including baselines, slide cutting, slicing, point cutting, weave cutting, scissor over comb, advanced precision cutting and much more.

Designed with you in mind.

The AK Z-1 is designed to provide you with complete and total hair cutting performance whether you're a specialist in hairdressing, barbering or both, the AK Z-1 is the perfect model for you.

Precision cutting.

The AK Z-1 features a scrupulously designed precision tip engineered to support all your tip-based cutting needs, ranging from intricate and advanced precision cutting to power based point cutting, the AK Z-1 has you covered.

Wet and Dry.

The AK Z-1 tapered-sword designed to be used as both wet and dry cutting shears making it a true all round performer for all hair types.

Protecting your clients hair.

Your AK Z-1's supremely sharp edge and powerful tapered-sword blade will slice and glide through your clients hair with exceptional ease eliminating both dragging and pulling, therefore protecting your clients hair from split ends or damage.

VG10 Japan

The AK Z-1 is handcrafted from the exceptional VG10 ( or V-Gold 10 ) a steel widely regarded as the true gold standard of premier grade Japanese stainless steels and the ultimate for making high performance professional shears.

Japanese V-Gold 10 steel is a highly alloyed clad steel meaning that it is a bond of exceptional metals, combining the unique qualities of each one to make a supremely strong and powerful steel. These exceptional metals include Carbon, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vanadium and Chromium all combining to provide your AK Z-1 with its extraordinary qualities which include corrosion resistance, extreme hardness, extreme toughness and heat resistance to name a few.

61 Rockwell Hardness.

The exceptional VG10 possesses a Rockwell Hardness of 61 meaning that it can withstand extreme pressures, providing your AK Z-1 with supreme strength and extreme hardness.

Built to last.

VG10's aforementioned qualities such as corrosion resistance, extreme hardness and extreme toughness all combine to provide your AK Z-1 with its extraordinary durability and thirty year lifetime.

Sharper for longer.

The extreme hardness and toughness of VG10 Japan maintains the supreme sharpness of your AK Z-1 for far longer than other hairdressing scissors and barber scissors.


VG10's extremely fine granular structure makes your AK Z-1 far easier to repair, sharpen and re-edge than other hair cutting scissors.

The ease of sharpening also means that only extremely small amounts of the steel need to be removed when your AK Z-1 is being resharpened or repaired which therefore provides it with a far longer lifetime than other steels.

Supreme Sharpness

Take your cutting, your performance and your career to new heights with the AK Z-1's exceptionally strong, ultra powerful and supremely sharp 100% Convex Japanese VG10 edge.

A high performance piece of exceptional craftsmanship and engineering, meticulously honed to perfection by specialist Master Craftsmen to provide you with the ultimate edge that will glide, slice and slide through the coarsest of hair with seamless ease.

Ergo X

Your AK Z-1's exceptional Ergo X handle is our most advanced design to date, a marvel of ergonomic innovation and design carefully sculpted to provide you total control, luxurious comfort and protection against career threatening against injuries.

To make the Ergo X our designers worked closely with with hand, body and posture specialists whilst taking inspiration from some of our customers most loved designs in order to create the most complete handle design on the market today.

Control from another dimension.

To be the best you must use the best and the Ergo X's revolutionary 3D Sculptedshape is exactly that, from the medium-length sculpt finger rest to the 3D contorted finger barto the all-out sculpt 3D thumb, the Ergo X will provide you with the ultimate, most controlled and advanced cutting experience of any other design.

Exceptional hand comfort.

The Ergo X provides you with comfort like no other, the handles ergonomics play an essential part in the pleasure and enjoyment you feel when using your AK Z-1.

Advanced cutting.

The perfect handle for every angle, the Ergo X provides you with total control and limitless creativity, supporting the widest range of cutting styles and angles of any professional shears.

Protecting you and your career.

The Ergo X is carefully designed, sculpted and tested to provide you with total protection against developing career threatening (and ending) injuries such as RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis.

Designed with your hands in mind.

Made for you and for all, the Ergo X's Finger Ring and Thumb Ring are carefully shaped and measured to be perfect for all hand and finger sizes, meaning that it is truly designed with your and all hands in mind.

Gen. 5

Smoothness like you’ve never felt before, experience ultimate hair cutting luxury with the AK Z-1's 5th generation ball bearing tension system, our most advanced and best performing mechanism to date.

This exceptional piece of engineering acts as your AK Z-1's engine, powering your every-day performance through exceptional balance, smoothness and efficiency all while protecting you against tension build up related injuries.

Total control.

The Gen 5 bares the load of the cutting action by equally distributing the weight of the scissor throughout, providing you with both effortlessly smooth cutting and complete control.

Protecting your investment.

Through balance the Gen 5 removes friction, by establishing harmonious equilibrium between the blades the Gen 5 protects your AK Z-1 from damage and keeps the edge sharper for longer.

Protecting you against injuries.

Through exceptional balance the Gen 5 eliminates tension build up in your hand and wrist, protecting you against injuries such as RSI and Carpal Tunnel, helping you cut safer and longer.

What's included with your AK Z-1?

Lifetime Warranty

Your AK Z-1 is covered with lifetime warranty.

Free Worldwide Shipping

Your AK Z-1, your way with free express worldwide shipping.

Pay your way

Pay your way for your AK Z-1 with Klarna or ClearPay.

Buy without risk

You have 14 days from when your AK Z-1 arrives to keep, return or exchange it.