Good scissor recommendations
Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:33 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:16 AM
also great for hairs and synthetics and all material for trout ,saltwater, and bass flies.
i've had them for a #of years and have held up great and still work as well as when i first purchased them.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:30 AM
I have several, but using mainly three:
for delicate work :
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for some hairs, ets:
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and other very cheap which i have no idea about the producer, but after 2 years of use still good and sharp. To cut the butts of the wings I started to use razor blade and I think it's the best for this purpose.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:13 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:23 AM
4 1/2" or 5" optical iris scissors take some beating for most work, you can get very cheap ones (Indian & Pakistani) that'll last about a year or so but pay a bit more & you'll get the real deal, probably similar source, but better steel & finish. The beauty of them is your hand stays out of the way from both the line of sight so you can see what you're cutting & if you work directly under a lamp, you're less likely to get fried. Dental gum scissors are quite similar, by the way.
I have german iris scissors (the best you can get) that cost £40 a pair and don't rate them. The ones I mention above are german stainless gum scissors.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:25 AM
They also showed the London offices of at least one of these firms, offering to stamp the scissors with whatever grade of steel & country of origin the customer wanted, despite the fact that it was ALL the same product, often produced by child-labour in back-street sweat-shops & then bought in from there by these "big-name" wholesalers, as it was cheaper to do it that way for mass produced products, like scissors/forceps etc than make them in-house.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:10 AM
Oh yes, I bought some on your previous recommendation here & they're about my most commonly used pair of scissors, of which I have well over a dozen different types
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:41 AM
i have others for that another thing that does scissors in is foam and wife and daughters pinching them for which i have went daft for years to the answer they are only scissors (2 pairs thomson Ice tempers to name a few) they now know and i bought them there own
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:13 PM
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:50 AM
Hi TJ, I tie more than 2 000 salmon flies per year and, to me, nothing can beat the UNI Scissors curved: UNI Products
I have these also. Got them from Jan Guy all those years ago before he died (RIP) They are terrific scissors. I also own a pair from Japan with super sharp and fine points...ideal for trimming, etc.