Monday, December 28, 2009

Tools of the Trade: Gingher G-8 Knife Edge Shears

My wonderful husband really listens to me.  He does.  Do you know how I know?  Because he bought me the most beautiful scissors in the whole world for Christmas this year.

Apparently I've been mentioning my need for some better clippers quite a bit around the house (I honestly don't remember doing this much, if at all), and he has been storing away this idea for my Christmas delight.  I'm pretty sure he wasn't hip to which ones to get, but he had the link to my Amazon Universal Wish List (which I keep mostly for myself so I remember where all the cool things I find around the internet are hidden) and plucked this pair out of the pack.

These things are amazing!  They cut through fabric like butter.  It may have seemed like overkill to onlookers (not that there were any) how overly thankful I was to Mr. Skooks for getting me such extravagant scissors.  I think I told him approximately 24 times that I never want to use another pair of scissors again (well, excepting that I do want to check into getting some snippers for embroidery/hand-sewing purposes).  The fact that these cut right down to the very tip is amazing

(I want you to know that I *do* realize that if you have good and/or sharpened scissors, likely you will have this anyway - - I, however, have been using previously loved scissors which have never cut down to the tip for me and oftentimes jack up my fabric).

They're also weighty, which I like as well.  These are no sissy scissors, let me tell you what.

The price is not for the faint of heart . . . I would suggest definitely the use of a coupon or waiting for them to go on sale.  Even then, you may tell yourself, "They're just scissors . . . surely I could get cheaper scissors that would be just as good."  Perhaps.

But I don't anticipate ever needing to replace them which has to count for something, right?


Julia Gabriel December 28, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

I love my Gingher shears too! I bought them for myself 2 years ago and even with heavy use they still cut like butter throughmany layers of fabric. Money well spent for sure!

Lilith's mommy December 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

I got a pair for Christmas, too. :) Kevin got them when JoAnn's had them half off. He actually had to ask them because they had everything else, just not that pair.

I also got the 4.5" thread nippers. Love those. I haven't gotten to use my scissors, yet.

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