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Thread: favorite scissors?

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    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
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    Years ago - way back in the dark ages (30 yrs ago), I worked at JoAnn's. The Fiskars were used to cut fabric, and they were the ones that got dull the quickest. I also don't like them because the blades are thicker. I do know that Fiskars have a style that has a thinner blade now and things may have changed over the years.

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    as is so often the case, i'm the oddball in this group.

    i am completely happy with the imitation Fiskars-style scissors i can pick up for a few dollars at walmart or similar store.
    i've never had a pair go dull unless i have abused them to an extent that qualifies as crazy.
    if i lose them i don't get knots in my stomach.
    i can buy all the sizes i need for the price of one pair of name brand scissors.
    if i lose them i don't get knots in my stomach.
    i can afford to have one pair that stays home and one in my travel kit.
    did i mention? if i lose them i don't get knots in my stomach.

    in case you haven't figured it out ... i lose my scissors often.
    i will not find them until i have bought another pair. LOL
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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    I like my Ginghers. Got them from the LQS

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    Senior Member lfletcher's Avatar
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    My favorite are Kai scissors. They never seem to need sharpening. I also have a larger pair of Ginghers that I like.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    I would go kai or ginghers, I do not like fiskars, they are not sharp enough to me, don't like the way they cut. I have all ginghers but they are not lightweight. I have heard awesome things about kai
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    Super Member TerryQuilter's Avatar
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    Vista, CA
    I recently bought some Heritage Cutlery scissors from my LQS and they are FANTASTIC! They are very sharp, cut nicely all the way to the tip, nice handles, and are very lightweight. I would buy another pair in a minute. Really love these scissors. Also have a small pair of Kai that I like a lot too.
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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    I'm another fan of Kai scissors.

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    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
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    I have Mundial, Gingher and Fiskars. DH has a Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - all my scissors are sharp. For comfort I prefer the Fiskars. I have large hands and the Fiskars seem to be the ones I grab most often.

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    Phoenix, AZ
    What can your hands accomodate? Is there a problem with the heavier scissors? Can you actually work 'regular' scissors or do you have problems that would best be addressed by using the Fiskars type of scissors?

    I don't use 'regular' scissors anymore as they are too hard for me to use.

    Which will work best for you and on your budget is the question.
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    Super Member onaemtnest's Avatar
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    Rocky Mountains of Idaho
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Cannot recommend Kai scissors enough. I own 5 or 6 pair and they are hands down my favorite. Much more comfortable handles than my Gingher scissors, and lighter weight. Excellent customer service - read the second link below.

    Previous posts about scissors:
    Puzzled about scissors...
    Yipee!!! Ordered my kai scissors today!

    Yes, yes, yes KAI scissors, following many other's on the board who recommended them I ordered directly from KAI and I love all three pair. They have stayed SHARP and are comfortable to use and like previously stated are lightweight compared to others I've had. So I'm a KAI scissor person.

    I think at the time and perhaps they still offer free shipping and no tax. It may be a standard offer.
    Smiles from Idaho,

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