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SCISSORS AND SHEARS MOUNTAIN

Discussion in 'The Off Topic Room' started by roaduck, Feb 6, 2024.

  1. Mmm I`ve always liked collecting "Sharpies" - allsorts of kitchen knives, razors and cutting tools and I really do not need or have anymore room for kitchen knives.
    However, I do like scissors and shears and so does my seamstress and upholsterer girlfriend and the pile of scissors has grown a bit especially in the last year and now we have quite a variety and have pairs to do most jobs.
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    This first top picture is heavyweight tailors shears from William Whiteley, Sheffield, England, Mundial from Brasil, ELK 10" shears from Finland and Beta orange-handled 12" industrial shears from Italy.They are all over a pound and the four 12" pairs weigh a pound and a half.
    I know these are not as good as vintage 13", 14", 15", 16" vintage tailors and sailmakers shears from the 19th and 20th century, but they are all new, strong and sharp.
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    This second picture down is all English William Whiteley and Wilkinson of Sheffield industrial shears and scissors which I love.
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    The third pic down is assorted scissors comprising of red handle crab scissors, retro forged carbons, green handle garden scissors and multi purpose scissors from Japan, England and China.
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    The fourth pic down is an assortment of long vets scissors, Olfa and CK electricians snips, C Jet tools turquoise handle multi purpose shears imported from America, big red/grey gardening scissors and orange EMT bandage shears.
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    The fifth pic down is assorted cheapie Chinese scissors.
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    The sixth pic down is hairdressing, grooming and nail scissors.
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    The seventh pic down is two Japanese Kai serrated tailors shears - the 7 series and the 5 series which are both excellent.
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    The eighth pic down is Sheffield William Whiteley 332 pinking shears and vintage German Solingen pinking shears plus assorted sewing and embroidery scissors.

    I forgot to show my sheep shearing shears, tinsnips, bonsai scissors and secateurs - nevermind.
     
  2. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    Wow! Truly amazing. I'm they guy that just buys the cheap multipack off Amazon for scissors. Though I can remember as a kid my dad had good heavy scissors like in your top picture.
     
  3. Thanks Wagner my gf and I have been collecting for years; we have plenty now.
    We both help homeless charities and my other half does sewing and upholstery for those in need - we gift lots of scissors and knives.
    Scissors are very useful and using a good pair, like a good kitchen knife, is a joy and a pleasure especially if you are using them professionally, all day.
     
  4. The reason we have so many is because my other half does alterations/tailoring and upholstery for the needy & homeless and I do my best cooking and feeding them in town.Now in winter it`s very busy indeed !

    We give a lot of scissors, needles and thread and knives and chopping boards away because it gets people cooking and mending clothes themselves - spreading a bit of love - we are both old hippies haha !

    It doesn`t even matter if people don`t use them - they can share them or pass `em on and it does a bit of good.
     
  5. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    That's a great service you do!
     
  6. Thanks Wagner me and the dragon do our best - times are hard !
     
  7. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Wow. I MIGHT be able to find 3 pair in my entire home lol. 9/10 I just whip out the pocket knife. Nice collection!
     
  8. Haha Toothpick I haven`t got a SAK (Swiss Army Knife) or a leatherman with scissors on it - I`ve got a little pair of folding scissors on my keyring and two tiny one inch folding knives.
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