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.

BACKORDER TIMESCALES

Ernest Wright remains dedicated to crafting supreme quality, handmade scissors with perfect performance.
However, due to the pandemic and high demand, our scissors and shears are available only on backorder at present.

If you place a backorder before 30 July 2021, you will receive your order before Christmas.

If you place your order after 30 July 2021, you will receive your order in the New Year, after a wait time of approximately 26 weeks.

To those customers currently awaiting a backorder, we humbly thank you for your patience and support.
We really are sorry for the wait, but this is what’s needed to deliver our usual quality in these unusual 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

KUTRITE

KITCHEN

The remade and remastered Kutrite kitchen scissors

THE WORLD OF ERNEST WRIGHT
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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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“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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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.
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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