The Kutrite is back!

We stepped into our adventure with Ernest Wright for one reason above all: we had fallen in love with the flat kitchen scissors called the Kutrite. After three years of researching, remaking, setbacks and successes, we brought the Kutrite back into our range in 2021!
Ernest Wright Kutrite forging
The new forging of the bottom blade
Kutrite of the 70’s


At the start of the project to bring back the Kutrite, all we had to work from was a blank of the original Kutrite top blade from the late sixties, and some finished models from the late sixties and early seventies. These resources helped us to suss out how the top blade should look, but we were left puzzling over the corresponding bottom blade.

One of the trickiest questions the bottom blade posed was how much steel we should actually take off the blank during the grinding and polishing stages of the scissor-making process. One millimetre of extra steel on one part would require a corresponding adjustment elsewhere.

Above-left you can see a photo of the first successful forging we made of the Kutrite bottom blade. This was a key milestone on our path to bringing these iconic kitchen scissors back to life.

Ernest Wright Kutrite forging
Forged top & bottom blade


On 1 August 2021, our newly remade pattern of Kutrite kitchen scissors became available to purchase at last. This marked the culmination of an immensely challenging redesign project which spanned several years and multiple eras of Ernest Wright’s history.

The new Kutrite was a triumph – in its design, in its performance, and also in all our putters’ knowledge, hard-work and determination that went into its creation.
But the scissors were still difficult to make. The Kutrite has lots of straight lines, unlike most other scissors and shears which are curvier, and over time it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to produce as many of the Kutrite as we make of our other models.

Our solution has been to make the Kutrite only in small batches, with the help of a newly installed flat-grinder machine – a special approach befitting of a very special pattern of kitchen scissors.

The new Kutrite in it’s wooden box
The Kutrite box is signed by Cliff and Eric


We knew the Kutrite was a popular pattern – but even so, we’ve been blown away by our customers’ interest in these scissors since the first new pairs were crafted in 2021.

Due to the technical challenges of making the Kutrite, we are only able to make small batches, and we cannot satisfy every customer straightaway.
The Kutrite kitchen scissors will only become available to buy when we have them in stock. If you want to buy a pair, it helps to know when a new batch is on the way.

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Ernest Wright Kutrite presentation box

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