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Thread: Do you have a favorite pair of scissors/shears?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    I do... it's a pair of chrome Gingher shears that I bought probably 25 years ago. I liked these so much that over the years I bought a few more pairs of what I thought would be identical shears. But somehow the newer ones never had quite the same solid, firm feel to their cut.

    Anybody out there have a favorite pair of shears? What kind do you like best?

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    I love my little thread snips!!! With a rotary cutter I seldom use regular scissors..

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    All I have is Gingher. I love them.

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    My favorite pair of scissors is a 6" chrome Gingher. I use them for EVERYTHING!!! I have had them for years and never had to have them sharpened---they are THE BEST!!!!

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    I have the chrome Ginghers, ( present from mom for twentyfirst B'day)they were the only kind I used for years for sewing clothes & crafts. They have a distinctive ting when closed without
    material between the blades, my children would try and sneak them to use and I would hear it and say Who has MY SCISSORS! They were always mystified how I knew that they had them. I picked up the black handled Horn ones at the local thrift store( for $.50 ) they cut like butter and of course now that I quilt , I could not live without my rottary cutter.
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    I hate those scissors that have a different size hole for each thumb. Maybe because I'm left-handed, but they just seem obnoxious to me.

    I really miss my old pair of La Cross scissors. They weren't as big as the sewing scissors, but the thumb holes were the same size and they were made of good metal, not that stuff most scissors have today. La Cross still makes scissors, but mostly the small cosmetic kind, like for fingernails and moustaches.

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    Hi from an other lefty ! I use to use righthanded scissors upside down in order for them to work.lol I have left handed Fiskars now. have to hide them so they don't get used for paper etc.

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    I have about 6 pairs of gingher scissors and am the new proud owner of gingher rotary cutter. they were regular $70 and got threm on sale at joanne for $20. WHAT A FIND!!!!!!!!!!!!
    for you lefties.....lol....joanne now carries left handed ginghers.

    bettia

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    Also love my Ginghers!!

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    I have a set of Gingher shears that my Grandmother gave me years ago. They are my favorite.

    I also have a set of embroidery scissors that looks like a stork. they are missing. :( I'm ready to tear the house apart to find them.

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