Ernest Wright

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

HANDMADE SCISSORS FROM SHEFFIELD

Each pair of Ernest Wright scissors and shears reflects over a century of knowledge, passion and character. Seamlessly blending supreme quality into everyday use. Bought once, they’ll love you for a lifetime.

ORDERING FROM ERNEST WRIGHT

We are committed to crafting scissors and shears with perfect performance – and we must therefore put ample time and care into each pair. Due to this rigorous approach, as well as challenging world events in recent years, we don’t often have stock available for immediate purchase. 

Instead, most customers will need to back-order their desired model. Once a back-order is placed, the scissors or shears are usually delivered within approx. 26 weeks.

Not all of our models are currently available on back-order. If you’re interested in an unavailable model, please email ku.oc.thgirwtsenre@ofni so that we can add you to the relevant waiting list.

Taking plenty of time to make every pair a jewel is part of what makes us Ernest Wright. It ensures that you’ll enjoy your scissors or shears all the more when they arrive.

COLLECTION

TURTON

KITCHEN

Timeless design from the early 1900’s

ANTIQUE STORK

EMBROIDERY

Your iconic embroidery companion

6.5″ GENERAL PURPOSE

HOUSEHOLD

Your home and hobby helper

8.25″ TAILOR SHEARS

DRESSMAKER

Exclusive and elegant

10″ TAILOR SHEARS

DRESSMAKER

The professional’s choice

12″ INDUSTRIAL SHEARS

INDUSTRIAL

The perfect choice for craftsmen

13″ CLASSIC TAILOR SHEARS

TAILOR

The ultimate tailor’s tool

13″ HERITAGE TAILOR SHEARS

TAILOR

Antique form & perfect performance

10″ PAPER HANGER

PAPERCRAFT

The craftsperson’s choice.

12″ PAPER HANGER

PAPERCRAFT

The craftsperson’s choice.

4″ PRINT EMBROIDERY

EMBROIDERY

Your little helper

THREADSNIPS

EMBROIDERY

Cut threads quickly and effortlessly

6″ QUILTING SCISSORS

EMBROIDERY

Sharp, elegant, limited edition

KUTRITE

KITCHEN

The remade and remastered Kutrite kitchen scissors

8.25″ DRESSMAKER SHEARS – L

DRESSMAKER (LEFT-HANDED)

Lightweight and versatile, Left-handed

10″ TAILOR SHEARS – L

DRESSMAKER (LEFT-HANDED)

The professional’s choice, left-handed

TURTON - L

KITCHEN (LEFT-HANDED)

A household favourite, left-handed

THE WORLD OF ERNEST WRIGHT
President's Award

craft & heritage

The Heritage Crafts Association recognised our traditional craftsmanship by awarding us the inaugural HCA President’s Award for Endangered Crafts.

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Preserving the art of embroidery

The UK’s globally prominent embroidery institution, the Royal School of Needlework, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2022. We spoke to the school’s Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams.

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The ways of old-fashioned tailoring

According to traditional tailor, Tom van het Hof, there is still much to be salvaged from the craft’s by-gone golden eras. Join us as we ask Tom about the principles and techniques that keep him coming back to the tailoring of yesterday.

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The home of handmade scissors

From the 1960s till the 2000s, Ernest Wright continually produced scissors from its own Kutrite Works factory. Now, with the completion of an exciting business deal, those bright days are coming back.

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ONE OF 20 MUST HAVES
According to The Daily Telegraph, Ernest Wright’s Turton is among the 20 things you should buy at least once in your lifetime. We couldn’t argue with that.
Telegraph must have kitchen scissor
SOME CLASSIC VIDEOS
We’ve collected some great documentaries for you to watch. Like the beautiful portrait ‘The Putter’, that superbly captures the spirit of handcrafting Ernest Wright scissors.
Historic Ernest Wright worker

“We are but the two halves of a pair of scissors, when apart…
but together we are something”.

CHARLES DICKENS