Ernest Wright

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

HANDMADE SCISSORS FROM SHEFFIELD

Each pair of Ernest Wright 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.

STILL MAKING SCISSORS – BUT SLOWER THAN USUAL

Ernest Wright remains dedicated to crafting supreme quality, handmade scissors with perfect performance. However, due to social distancing, we have fewer staff than usual in the workshop. This means our production capacity is reduced, and we have long waiting times on our scissors and shears!

If you’re interested in purchasing some scissors, we gratefully invite you to place a backorder and join the queue. We are currently working through back-orders received over the last few months. Unfortunately, we do not currently have any stock ready to ship immediately.
Thank you for your support and patience in these extraordinary times.
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″ TAILOR SHEARS

TAILOR

The ultimate tailor’s tool

10″ PAPER HANGER

PAPERCRAFT

The craftsperson’s choice.

12″ PAPER HANGER

PAPERCRAFT

The craftsperson’s choice.

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

4″ PRINT EMBROIDERY

EMBROIDERY

Your little helper

THREADSNIPS

EMBROIDERY

Cut threads quickly and effortlessly

6″ QUILTING SCISSORS

EMBROIDERY

Sharp, elegant, limited edition

THE WORLD OF ERNEST WRIGHT
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“Every Quilt Has A Story Behind It”

Ilkley-based artisan Jenni Smith believes every quilt has a story to tell. We spoke to Jenni about craft, community, and how her experience of writing a book about quilting with Liberty fabrics brought a lifelong love affair to a new pinnacle.

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Stitches through time

For Savile Row tailor Jihae An, the craft of tailoring has provided a way to connect with British tradition on a deeper level.

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Winners of the 2020 Heritage Crafts Awards

Ernest Wright has won the inaugural President’s Award for Endangered Crafts in this year’s Heritage Crafts Awards.

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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