Merchant & Mills : Tailor’s Shears : 8” RIght-Handed
A lighter version of our 10" Tailor's Shears for general cloth use.
Beautifully made traditional tailor's shears from Sheffield, England.
Side bent 8” (20cm shears with corrosion protection on the inside.
Forged from high carbon tool steel with offset handles and machined pivot screw.
Longer life is achieved with specialist finishing and higher grade materials. Tools for life.
The philosophy ‘buy once, buy well’ has never been truer than with scissors. Merchant & Mills scissor factory are leaders in their field with heritage stretching back over 250 years. They are the last remaining scissor factory in Sheffield, England.
Scissors can be a one-time purchase. Choose the best you can afford. For cutting cloth, professionals will choose 8” or 10”. The larger scissors are specifically used for cutting out and do that job effortlessly. In contrast, the 8” can cut out, clip notches and grade seams. They are light enough to keep by your machine for cutting threads if you don’t have snips.
How to keep your scissors in peak condition:
After sewing, wipe the insides of the blades with a clean soft cloth. If you feel like your scissors are ‘crunching’ when closing, it’s because dust and fibres have built up in between the blades – wiping them down will cure and prevent this recurring. If you are using scissors on heavy duty fabrics, use a little machine oil over the blades.
Avoid dropping them! Never use them on paper or anything that is not cloth!