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Gingher Scissor 8" Left Handed

Gingher® Knife-edge Dressmaker Shears are meticulously crafted of premium, forged steel with long, precision-ground, knife-edge blades that cut multiple layers of fabric easily, all the way to the tip. Their longer cut length is ideal for cutting patterns, trimming seams or cutting long swaths of fabric, and a double-plated chrome-over-nickel blade finish is both striking and durable. A bent handle design helps hold fabric flat on your work surface for smooth, comfortable, mistake-free cutting. 

Gingher shears debuted in 1947 as a premier tool in the textile industry. By 1965, technology and top-notch engineering propelled these shears into an echelon of their own, with unsurpassed craftsmanship and quality. Today, Gingher continues in this tradition, offering the premier line of cutting implements in home sewing, crafts, needlework, and industry.

Gingher’s long-standing history is evident in the craftsmanship and quality of every product.

Skilled technicians use a centuries-old method to hot-drop forge scissors and shears from high carbon cutlery steel. Key grinding and polishing give flawless appearance and sharpness, while hand-tuned tension points ensure longevity and high performance.

 

Maintenance, Tips and Hints

Meticulous attention to detail ensures the quality and performance of Gingher scissors is unsurpassed. With proper care Gingher scissors and shears will provide many years of trouble-free use and flawless cutting.

Selecting the right scissors for the right task is critical for optimum results and avoiding damage to your scissors. Only the safety point pocket scissors, featherweight household shears or one of the paper craft scissors are designed for cutting paper. All other scissors are designed for cutting fabric and/or thread.

To avoid damage to the blade setting, never force a cut if you sense resistance. You may be using the wrong tool for the task, or your scissors or shears may need sharpening or repair.

Store your scissors carefully using a fitted sheath or case.

Be sure to fasten pins outside the cutting area to avoid encountering hard metal or plastic objects that might damage the scissors.

Periodically wipe the inside blade surfaces to keep them free of lint; add a small drop of household oil at the assembly point to maintain smooth cutting action.

Consider applying a light coating of oil on the scissors’ blades and edges to prevent rust, especially if you live in a coastal area, use the scissors in a humid environment, or want to store them for a long time.