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12 Design-Worthy Scissors

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by Alexa Hotz last modified May 12, 2014

When I think about the ultimate office accessories, I picture my grandfather desk's. He was an aerospace engineer and his work surface was arrayed with steel architectural pencils, the sharpest scissors, and other streamlined tools. It was the kind of gear to sigh about and think to yourself, "They just don't make them like that anymore." Thanks to a recent revival in quality office supplies, I was able to source a dozen beautifully made scissors, plastic free and grandfather-worthy. Above: Most of us at Remodelista have succumbed to a pair of  Brass Scissors  from Danish design company Hay. They are quite possibly the thinnest out there (great for stashing in a crowded drawer) and have black rubber rings inside the handles for comfort; £10 from Present & Correct. They're also available in brass and black directly through  Hay . Above: The  CDT Black Scissors  are designed for the ambidextrous and made in Seki, in Gifu Prefecture, Japan (a city known for manufacturing Japanese swords). They're $72 from Tortoise General Store, which also offers the scissors in  Silver . Above: From El Casco in Spain, the  6-Inch Chrome Scissor  is $65 via Amazon, and the  9-Inch Scissor  is available at Barneys New York for $135. For more see our post,  Precision Desktop Accessories from Spain . Above: Forged by Tajika Haruo in Ono, Japan, a pair of  Large Household Scissors  are $82 at Nalata Nalata. Above: A longtime favorite of ours are the  Allex Non-Stick Scissors  with colorfully accented handles. The unexpected use of Teflon on the blades proves useful for cutting through tape and adhesive-lined packages while keeping the blades from sticking together; $40 from the McNally Jackson Store. Above: From Objects of Use, the  Household Scissors  are seven inches of nickel-plated steel made in Sheffield by William Whiteley & Sons, scissor makers since 1760; £15 each. Above: Made in Italy,  Westcott Clauss Scissors  are hot forged from cutlery-grade carbon steel. They're 6 inches long; $32 at Schoolhouse Electric. Above: Another pair by William Whiteley & Sons, the  Heavy Duty Paper Scissors  have a black, protective coating to resist corrosion; £18.50 at Labour and Wait. Above: The  Dovo Paper Scissors  are made in Solingen, Germany, and have 6 inch blades of carbon stainless steel; $56.90 from Kaufmann Mercantile. Above: Made from iron and brass, Fabric Scissors from India can be used for a variety of purposes; $20 for the 6-inch size and $28 for the 8-inch from Spartan. 0 0 1 6 35 SAY: Media 1 1 40 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Above: Featured in our recent post,  13 Favorites: Best of Household Tools , the Sheffield Kevlar Shear is designed for industrial use; $76 from Best Made Co. Above: From Hay, the  Small Phi Scissors  are made of gold-plated carbon; €29.50 from the Good Hood Store. Stocking up on office supplies? Have a look at some of our favorite shops: The McNally Jackson Store in New York , Present & Correct in London , and Papelote in Prague . Garden tools for women? They exist—have a look at the HERshovel on Gardenista. More Stories from Remodelista 8 Favorite DIY Pinboards Totokaelo's Fashion-Forward Office in Seattle A California Carriage House Transformed






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