How to identify quality scissors

Quality scissors are very sharp, have a good balance in the hand and are lightweight.

The blades are joined with a tiny screw, not a rivet, allowing them to be adjusted or repaired if they are damaged. The screw can also be lubricated with sewing machine oil.

Blades should be moulded into the handle during the plastic injection process. Low value scissors often have the blades inserted into the handles afterwards, which usually leads to breakage.

Caring for your scissors

Scissors should only be used to cut the materials for which they were designed. Using scissors for materials they were not intended for will dull the blades.

Store your scissors in a closed position. Storing them in an open position is the most common cause of dull blades.

Scissors should be kept dry and dust free, and covered where possible to protect the points.

Antimicrobial coating

Some of our products contain an antimicrobial agent to help inhibit the growth of bacterial stains and odours and to help prevent microorganisms from degrading the product. Look for the following icons on our packaging: