The Kai 7170, 6 2/3 inch scissor is an all-around, powerful cutting tool. The blade is made of a high-carbon stainless steel that ensures a sharp cut, all-the-way to the tip. It also features large handles made of "Elastomer" soft plastic, which are designed for better leverage and ease of handling while cutting.
Additionally, the Kai 7170, like the Kai 7150, is an ideal size for tasks such as general trimming, cut-work, or any task where larger shears would be too bulky, but cutting power is still desired and necessary.
Again, as with the Kai 7150, the Kai 7170 is also a popular size scissor for use in your sewing/quilting kit when taking classes, and it works great when doing take-along projects as well.
The 7000 series scissors, including the 7170, are made of a high carbon, hardened stainless steel. The addition of carbon allows for a steeper cutting angle, giving the scissor a sharper, finer edge. The carbon also allows the finer edge to be more durable, which in-turn, extends the cutting life of these professional scissors.
Posted by on Oct 25th 2016
Finally!!! I've been waiting for KAI to make other scissors using high-carbon stainless steel. They have the exact feel as my 7230 shears.
Posted by Susan S on Aug 3rd 2016
That's not hyperbole--although the 5000 series are excellent, the 7170's balance and smoothness makes you understand the value of a truly superlative tool.
Posted by Angelita Francisco on Aug 1st 2016
The Kai 7170 is absolutely perfect for me. It fits my hand very well, and it will not be an exaggeration to say that it cuts like butter. It is light, but has heft. The best - the product and customer service, paging Kris, is beyond words.