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Dog Grooming Scissors Review – Shears Direct Japanese 440C Curved Ball-Tip Shears

Recently, I wrote a post about small dogs and their fur…yes, their fur!

And, it got me thinking of what I use on our little dogs for grooming and what I’ve found I like to use, which is the curved, rounded-tip or as they’re also called ball-tip scissors.

In my experience, I honestly love using these kind of scissors to cut my little doggies’ fur! So, I thought I’d write a review and share how awesome these gently curved shears are to use, especially on a dog that is a wriggly little ball of fur and energy…

But, unfortunately, the ones I use are a bit dated, and I have no idea what brand they are anymore since I cannot find a name on them and of course, I no longer have any of the packaging it came in either…

Whaaaaat? Now, why didn’t I save it?

Hey now….it’s been years, and plus, I’m not that much of a pack rat!

Anyways, I found ones that are very similar in appearance, features, and are of a higher quality than the others I came across…

Yes, these scissors have a few nifty little features! Okay?

(I’ll eventually include a photo of mine to compare to the one I reviewed here once I get the chance to dig the old camera out and take a picture).

Now, on to the Review…

Shears Direct Japanese 440C Curved Ball Tip Shear with Anatomic Handle, 6.5-inches


Shears Direct curved ball tip 6.5 inch shear

(Click image to order at Amazon)*

Product: Shears Direct Japanese 440 Curved Ball Tip Shears with Anatomic handle by Shears Direct
Price: $49.99*
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (based on 29 reviews at Amazon)*
Best Place to Buy: Amazon*

I find I really like using curved scissors such as these ones when cutting the hair on our dogs, Daisy and Mocha.

I just feel much safer since the blade is slightly curved upwards and away from the skin. So, to myself anyways, this makes them much easier to use than straight-bladed ones.

Plus, the tips of these scissors are rounded, or as they’re also called…ball tipped.

No pointy, sharp end to accidentally poke into our little dogs tender skin if they happen to move…

Who am I kidding? Of course they’re happening to move…at least mine do.

They’re little wriggly balls of fur!

Anyways, here’s the things I found:


  • Curved upwards (slight curve in blade helps keep dog safer)
  • Rounded tips/Ball tips
  • Anatomic Thumb – helps prevent carpal tunnel
  • Japanese 440C stainless steel – high-end quality stainless steel
  • Adjustable tension – Blue Gem Stone Tension knob, which allows you to adjust the tightness on the blades of the scissors
  • Sharp and cut very smoothly – according to a majority of the reviews on Amazon when I checked


  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t cut when using the tips of the scissors (*according to one reviewer on Amazon…but, isn’t that the point of the ball tips?)

My Thoughts on Shears Direct Curved 6.5 inch, Ball Tip Shears


Do I Recommend These? Yes, I certainly Do!

Although, no I don’t own these yet, I’d actually love to buy a pair of these sometime soon!

I searched through tons of different ones on Amazon, trying to find ones that are similar to what I already own, and these seem to be pretty close to it, but maybe better!

Again, I have no idea what the brand is that I do have and cannot find the exact match to them. But, reading through various reviews of these and some of the other scissors that have the same features and size as mine, I’d have to say I’d order these ones, even though they are a bit pricey.

Why, Exactly Would I Recommend These?

The features that I was looking for to compare scissors:

  1. 6.5-inch length
  2. Curved
  3. Adjustable tension knob
  4. Anatomic thumb
  5. Ends that are rounded or ball tipped.

I believe these would also be better than what I have now in both quality and comfort to use. The Japanese 440C stainless steel  is a higher quality of stainless steel and less likely to become dull and rusty over time.

Plus, there weren’t too many as far as I could find with ALL of the features mentioned above.

If you’d like to learn more about stainless steel, according to this article about 440C stainless steel, by Jay Fisher, a highly experienced knife maker, it is corrosion resistant and also highly resistant to the effects of wear.

Another thing about these curved scissors from Shears Direct that caught my eye was their rating with more than just a handful of reviews from people that have tried them out and liked using them.

*If you’d like to learn more or even order a pair for yourself you can do so here on the link below*…

>> Shears Direct Japanese 440 Curved Ball Tip Shears with Anatomic handle <<


Have you ever tried these 6.5-inch, Curved Ball Tip Shears? If so, I’d love to hear what you think of these scissors! 

Please leave any questions or comments you may have in the box below…I always appreciate them!

And, one last little thing…a tiny favor, if I may ask?

Could you please share this if you liked reading or found it helpful in some way?

I’d appreciate it…and my dogs would too!

Thanks for reading and have an awesome day, my fellow dog people!

Best wishes 🙂 ~Sherry

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