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13″ Classic Tailor Shears

Ernest Wright 13" Tailor Shears

£ 260.00

Out of stock


This model is currently out of stock. It is not available on backorder, as we have not yet started the process of producing a batch of this particular model. As soon as we have a good estimate on the schedule for a new batch, we will switch the status of this model to "Back-order" or even to "In Stock".


The 13″ Classic Tailor 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 leather holster.


Type: Tailor Shears
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: Leather holster

Ernest Wright 13" Tailor Shears
Ernest Wright making process
Ernest Wright 13" Tailor Shears


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.