Nguyen Hoang Hung is a hairstylist in Vietnam. Once, on a game show, he had to cut hair without scissors. He used a handsaw. That experience convinced him to see what other unconventional cutting implements could be used on the job. Now he uses a wakizashi—a short sword of Japanese origin.
Hung has become famous for his “sword cuts” and clients flock to him for the experience. Hung says that chopping hair with the sword helps him create light, airy haircuts.
Now I have a new career ambition: to become the first barber to regularly give haircuts and shaves with a bat’leth.