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Old 12-28-2012, 07:42 PM
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I have a gift certificate and money from Christmas that I'd like to spend on a new pair of good scissors. Suggestions? I tried searching old posts but didn't have much luck. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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Depends on how much you want to spend. Fiskars are really good, and I also love my Ginghers.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:48 PM
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I got a pair of heavy-duty Fiskars last year for Christmas. I am very satisfied. Extremely sharp. They were stiff when I received them so hubby oiled with WD-40.
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Basically, I want something fairly lightweight. As far as price goes, am going to try to either hit a sale at Joann's or use a coupon plus Christmas money or would like to try to purchase at a local quilt shop.
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All I can say is, be sure to purchase from a store where you can return them if you don't like them. I have encountered serious variations in quality with both Ginghers and Fiskars.

Kai scissors get high marks from a lot of quilters. Here is a link to one on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Kai-5210-8-inc...dp/B004MN72VG/

Famore is another brand that gets rave reviews. I have this pair, which is the same type that Sharon Schamber uses:
http://www.famorecutlery.com/quiltin...-scissors.html

I ***love*** the big, soft handles and these scissors cut to the very tip. Not convinced I like the short part of the scissors so much. For small scissors, I always reach for the small Fiskars first. Both are very reliable and very comfortable, so I think it's just a matter of what I have been accustomed to.
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I love mundial serrated edge. You cant feel the edge ublesss you run a fingernail over thr blade. Nice clean sharp cuts.great for grabbing fabrics.
About $17.00 red handles.
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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:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t205521.html
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...y-t206195.html
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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.


Peckish do Kai scissors have rubber handles please? Been after a specific pair of small scissors the same as a friend owns for years. Have not found correct pair yet but many more. Help.
Previous posts about scissors:no idea why want post
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t205521.html
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...y-t206195.html
Peckish do Kai scissors have rubber handles please? I have been after a pair the same as a friends for years. Still looking.They have no name on. Still looking.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:23 AM
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Dovo scissors are expensive but of the highest quality. They never get dull because of the quality of the metal. The balance is very comfortabel. You can buy them at quilt shops.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:36 AM
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Ok, I'm going to try out the kai scissors after reading other reviews. Wish me luck!
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