THE 13" TAILOR
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THE ULTIMATE TAILOR'S TOOL
The 13" side bent tailor's shears are for the skillful. Handmade to perfection, these magnificent, long blades give you a consistent, sublime and precise cut. To store between uses, a wide bolt allows upright workbench resting. Hot forged and made with carbon steel, these shears are the ultimate tailor's tool. And as such, you will receive them in a unique presentation box.
Use: Tailors and craftsmen, cutting fabric
Total length: 13" / 33.65 cm
Blade length: 6,3" / 16 cm
Weight: 760 g
Material: Drop forged high quality carbon steel,
long-life precision edge retention
Extra: Wide bolt for bench resting and pickup
Finish: Hand polished
Packaging: Wooden presentation box
WE'LL PUT IN SOME EXTRA WORK
Once scissors have been forged and hardened, the surface of the handles is very rough, with burrs and scales. To make scissors pleasant to hold when in constant use, and as thumb and forefinger produce pressure for cutting, scissor handles require special processing.
Very often, the burrs are simply covered with a thick layer of paint. This process inadequately tries to avoid an old but very elaborate technique, namely that of flexible grinding which is the basic requirement for really smooth handles. In flexible grinding, scissor handles are precision-ground with the help of a large number of grinding discs and belts, differing in shape, hardness and grinding agent. Different tools are required for the various curves in the scissors’ handles. The insides of the handles are processed by stringing them on a grinding belt. Then the belt is placed on a moving roller and the handles are processed by being turned and guided.
This is a technique requiring great skill and experience and used to be an accepted part of processing scissors of professional quality. Right up until the Seventies, flexible grinding was a skilled occupation in Britain. Our craftsmen still use this technique to deliver the best possible scissors and shears.
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