Hand-forged Pinking Shears
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These handmade traditional pinking shears are designed to give excellent balance and comfort, and will last a lifetime, giving your fabrics a crisp zig-zag cut. The high carbon tool steel blades are ground and set by top craftsmen; the extra wide handles include a thumb rest; and the big pivot bolt allows upright storage.
Our scissors and shears are made by a family run business located in Sheffield, England - the home of British steel, cutlery and blade-making. They are the last industrial scissor maker in the UK, and the oldest scissor-smiths in the western world being granted the Royal Warrant by appointment to her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1840. Each scissor is still hand-made, assembled and tested by craftsmen, using the skill and techniques honed and handed down over centuries. Hand-forged from carbon steel, they are then trimmed, dressed, sanded, drilled, ground, hardened, polished, assembled, and, finally, japanned – where handles are manually dip-coated in primer then in paint. The exacting process from start to finish is all completed by hand, by eye - by skill. For instance, the grinding of the blades is completed on a saddle-mounted grinding wheel; a highly skilled operation carried out by a master grinder who has worked at the factory since he was 14 years old – one of the last traditional blade grinders left in the world.
Polished bright steel with black handles
Length 8 inches (20cm)