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Dressmaker's Shears



Our handmade large cropped shear is particularly suited to those who handle the cutting of materials day-in day-out. The semi-rounded points of its blade ends avoid the snagging of fabrics as you work, and the micro-serrated blades cut crisply and effortlessly. The offset shanks (the arms holding the handles) allow you to cut while the material remains flat to the work surface it is resting upon. The under bow (handle) is large, its upper inner-side curved, making it very comfortable to hold during constant use.


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.

Bright polished steel with black handles

Length 11 inches (28cm)

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