Handmade Kitchen Scissors
Hand-forged, stainless steel and dishwasher safe, our bespoke A G Hendy & Co all-purpose kitchen scissors are made in Sheffield and are an all-round winner. The offset handles provide a very comfortable grip and the curved blades extra strength, coupled with a notch for anchoring bones, when used as poultry shears. The micro-serrated blade will not blunt, adds extra grip and will swiftly cut through all meat, plastic, string and film. There's even a lever for prizing open cans, a flattened edge for tapping tin lids shut, and another notch for flipping off caps from bottles – and the handles can be used to grip and aid the opening of stubborn screw caps and resilient corks. No kitchen worth its salt should be without.
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.
Surgical grade stainless steel, branded A G Hendy & Co
Length 8.5 inches (21.5cm)
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