Scissors are a tool we’d struggle to do without. So why buy cheap when you can buy high quality British handmade scissors guaranteed for a lifetime.
I shouldn’t need to introduce the benefits of great scissors to anyone. They are almost a must have item from cutting fabric, to being used in the garden, workshop, kitchen or simply to cut paper. They say a good workman never blames his tools, but trust me good quality tools will always make life easier. Plus they last for a very long time indeed.
We’ve all bought a cheap pair of scissors from time to time, some cut for a while but few stay sharp and cut properly for a lifetime. The sensation of using a good pair of scissors is one of those sensations that needs to be experienced. The sound, the feeling and the knowledge that they truly are working wonderfully is something else.
The craftsmen at Ernest Wright & Sons, based in Sheffield, England (the birthplace of stainless steel) understand more than anyone what I’m eluding too when it comes to fine scissors. For well over 100 years Ernest Wright & Sons have been making handmade scissors and shears of all shapes and sizes, all with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Handmade Scissors, British craftsmanship at it’s best.
With the advance of cheap imported scissors, Ernest Wright & Sons workforce became smaller and smaller. The knowledge and craftsmanship almost lost in the mists of time. However some skilled workers remained and the company continued to make scissors for people around the globe who understood the benefits of great scissors made by hand with love.
Ernest Wright & Sons recently turned to Kickstarter to reintroduce a contemporary design of scissors called the Kutrite. The Kutrite scissors were originally designed in the 1960’s but were retired from the range far too early. The design lends itself very much to contemporary living and those people who appreciate beautiful handmade quality coupled with superb multi functional capabilities.
The Kutrite scissors feature a toothed gap between the shanks which acts as a twist-lid bottle opener. A hook (or ‘shark’s fin’) is a cap-opener or ‘priser’. Add to this a serrated blade that will grip almost all slippery items you’d ever wish to cut.
Heritage, craftsmanship and love
Ok you may see similar items for less, imported from all over the world. BUT they don’t embody the heritage, craftsmanship and love that goes into making these scissors. So if you appreciate fine handmade quality and understand all the benefits of owning a tool which is guaranteed for life then the Kutrite scissors are for you.
The Ernest Wright & Sons Kickstarter project smashed the original target of £60,000 and is currently running at £130,000+ with 39 days to go (as of 19/07/16).
Not too long ago British made products were exported around the world. Known for quality, craftsmanship and love. Maybe this is the start of the next British manufacturing epoch. It’s been a long time coming but maybe Made in Britain will soon become more popular once again. Maybe people will soon turn to buying quality that lasts, rather than quantity that fails.