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Scissors

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.

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HMM Scissors

HMM Scissors

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.

Scizza Pizza Scissors

Scizza Pizza Scissors

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.

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

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.

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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