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Gerber Armbar Slim Cut Pocket Tools

Gerber Armbar Slim Cut Pocket Tools
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These slimmed-down variants of Gerber Gear’s multifunctional Armbar pocket tools reduce bulk, while still offering more than just a knife. There are two versions: one with a screwdriver and another with scissors, both with a bottle opener at its rear. Each has a 2.5″ straight-edge blade with a frame lock and a textured grip.

AnySharp CHEF Pro Sharpener + Smart Scissors Set

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Keep all your knives, scissors, and other bladed tools sharp with this tabletop tungsten carbide sharpener. The bundle includes a pair of versatile curved-edge scissors that can cut through everything from blister packs to chicken bones. Save $14 with code SHARP14 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.

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Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool
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This motorized rotary tool is better than scissors, especially when it comes to cutting materials like plastics, leather, carpeting, cardboard, and vinyl up to 1/4″ thick. It features a self-sharpening blade and ensures a clean, smooth cut in straight lines or curves. Aproca makes a custom-fit carrying case as an accessory.

Leatherman Raptor Shears

Leatherman Raptor Shears
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Designed for professional first responders, but a great tool in any emergency bag, Leatherman’s shears make quick work of gauze, tape, and seatbelts, and can also cut off a ring, break glass, or operate an oxygen tank’s valve. Made from durable stainless steel and glass-filled nylon.

Gerber Neat Freak Fishing Scissors

Gerber Neat Freak Fishing Scissors

Gerber’s specialty scissors are optimized for cutting braided fishing line without fraying. Their micro-serrated blades cut with precision, and full tang construction means durability. Their finger holes and squared-off shape offer comfort, and they have a built-in bottle opener and lanyard hole for carrying.

Scizza Pizza Scissors

Scizza Pizza Scissors
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Slice pizza on any surface with Dreamfarm’s specialized scissors. They have a built-in heat-resistant nylon base that provides a stable cutting surface, and their stainless steel blades cut cleanly through all kinds of pizza and toppings.

Forging Scissors from a Spring

Forging Scissors from a Spring

Blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman walks us through the painstaking process of creating a pair of handcrafted scissors, using an old coil spring as the starting point for his work. We never get tired of looking at red hot steel as its shaped into useful things.

Making Giant Scissors

Making Giant Scissors

(PG-13: Language) “I like making big versions of small things… and I like sharp objects.” Simone Giertz and her pals built a gigantic pair of scissors just because she felt like it. They’re made from sturdy sheet metal, and just sharp enough to cut paper.

HMM Scissors

HMM Scissors
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HMM Scissors have a boxcutter built into their handle. The scissors’ wide blade and weight make cutting a breeze. Their elegant design and Japanese steel construction make them a joy to behold, especially with the included magnetic stand.

Xcissor Pen

Xcissor Pen

Taiwan design outfit Mininch presents a stainless steel writing instrument that conceals a second purpose. Simply remove the pen’s barrel, undo the safety lock, and you’ve got a tiny pair of scissors that goes anywhere. Given their size, they should be TSA-friendly too.

Making Bonsai Scissors

Making Bonsai Scissors

Great Big Story’s short profile of master blacksmith Yasuhiro Hirakawa, “the only traditional scissor maker left in Japan.” It takes him one week – working 10 hours a day – to make his bonsai scissors, which can sell for as much as $32,000.

SOG Baton Q1 Multitool

SOG Baton Q1 Multitool

Tactical knife and tool maker SOG couldn’t just make an ordinary ballpoint pen, so they packed theirs with a flathead screwdriver, scissors, and a bottle opener to make it just a bit more useful. Takes pressurized D1 ink refills.

Ninja Scissors

Ninja Scissors
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Despite being labeled as “ninja scissors, this is clearly the dual-bladed weapon of an office samurai. Like the real deal, these novelty cutters are made in Japan, and are perfect for chopping up your paper foes.

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True Utility SciXors

True Utility SciXors

A handy stainless steel keychain tool that packs scissors with both straight and serrated edges, large and medium slotted screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. Hangs from a quick-release pin for ease of use.

Japanese Sword Scissors

Japanese Sword Scissors

Nikken Cutlery sells a line of scissors that look like Japanese swords. They have blades lined with hamon, handles that look like wrapped hilts and scabbards for storage. The top-of-the-line model is based on the sword of the warlord Oda Nobunaga and costs over $300.

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