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    Senior Member Phyllis nm's Avatar
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    Many years ago when the plastic handles came out, they were 2 for $5 at Hancock’s, I bought 4 pair. I told the family they were for paper and everything else, don’t touch the others!>>
    The one time my husband went into Hancock’s with me, as we waited in line to check out he said as he was looking around,” they sure have a lot of paper scissors here.” I looked around and saw a whole isle of them, he never knew the difference, and I never told him.>>
    I have over 100 pair of all types. gingher and gold seal, are the best, gold seal [3 pair] are over 40 years old. I let an idiot sharpen them, he did not know how to sharpen knife edge scissors, [years ago.>>
    The 7” gingher is hard to find, it trims so nice, left hand also.>>

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    my favorite pair are Ginghers i love them and promised my kids if i caught them using them i would cut there fingers off with them !!!! they dont dare to touch them!!!

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    I'm guessing I have about 10, largely because I sew in 3 different places (not counting carry-with projects) and don't like hobbling to another one for the scissors I want. My favorite is one that was used when my grandmother gave it to my mother as a wedding present in 1936. It is a large pair of both right and left handed dressmaker's shears, labeled "Boker". I have no idea why Mom got these shears, since my aunt was the leftie. Fortunately, Dad long ago explained to DH the dangers of messing with the scissors of someone who is serious about sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    I have many different scissors that I use. I bought the Karen Kay Buckley micro-serrated which are very sharp but do not have sharp points but blunt points. They do cut great for straight cutting but not appliques and turning corners or curves because of the blunt points (inmho)... I don't recommend them unless you are going to do short, straight cuts. I use my Ginghers mostly...

    I use a pair of those for cutting applique. I very rarely use the tips. But I learned to cut doing decopage and learned to cut fairly intricately without moving the scissors. The micro serrations really helps cut down on the edges fraying.

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    Ginghers I have the most of & use alot, at least 3 pair. Singer pair which I like even better yet they are like the ginghers, including different sizes. Several off brand. My most favorite are a barber sheers & a small pair of sheers that belonged to my grandparents. Yes I use these more then any other.

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    I have 9 pairs total, including kitchen shears......I love the Mundials...I have three different sizes. I will be looking for the micro serrated as they sound interesting!
    Penny aka PLS 1946

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    Super Member callen's Avatar
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    I must have at least a dozen pairs of scissors, maybe more - several brands - Fiskars, Ginghers & my favorite my Kai scissors. The Kai's were pricey but boy, do they cut !!!
    Dance like no one is watching

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