Dovo’s “Lefty Stainless” 409506 is a left-handed slant of their classic micro-serrated German shears, with a normal (= non-convex) blade design using one corrugated edge combined with one conventionally-ground edge.
The center screw is a conventional design.
You can sort of catch the hair and hold it for a moment as you make your cuts with this model, hence the colloquial “Catch-Cut” reference.
The shanks and rings are symmetrical to the crescent.. This is a true lefty shear, with the position of the corrugated edge, finger rest, and relation of the blades to the center screw all reversed; these things add a whole lot to the overhead of production, which is thereafter of course divided by fewer (lucky?) souls. Otherwise beyond writing it is a mirror image of the #16506 right-hander.
– Satin-Finished Stainless Steel
– 5″ Length (excludes finger rest)
– Screw-in Removable Finger Rest
– Adjustable Center Screw
– Corrugated Type Cutting Edge (often referred to as ‘Catch Cut’)
– Weighs 31g (includes finger rest)
NO RETURNS, EXCHANGES, OR CLAIMS OF DEFECT ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURCHASE OF DOVO SHEARS. These shears come with a 2-year guarantee against any manufacturing defect, and you will need to contact Dovo to return to Germany if this arises. We have never seen it occur, but if your copy of shears did turn out to have a defect in which Dovo (making hairdressing scissors since before the Cold War) agreed the item was defective, we will compensate you for your expenses of mailing to Germany (Dovo will pay for your return shipping). “Shears Defect Claim Fraud” is a rampant scourge within the market of hairdressers purchasing professional hairdressing scissors, as professional hairdressers seem to think that these things are like a library, try and return until you find your one true love…Ottoman Empire sultans were less particular about their concubines than is a professional hairdresser about their shears. This fraud is reflected in the much-too-high price you’ll pay because the ‘defective’ returned shears cannot be resold, lots of wasted postage/parcel, etc.. At this shop, however, 1) you will NEVER receive a shear used by anyone (let’s be honest, we all know that’s happening if you can return shears somewhere!), 2) you will NEVER be able to circumvent the policy to get your money back with the text that’s now assigned to the add-to-cart button itself, & 3) you will pay a much lower price because you are subsidizing the fraud of others. After mailing many of these ‘defective’ pieces back to Dovo over the years and getting the unchanged shears along with a preprinted form letter stating “we have examined this item very carefully and find nothing out of specification”, we will no longer humor this stuff – there’s plenty of places you can buy these shears (and pay more, obviously) if you’d like to play that ‘defective’ card to try-and-return.