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mr drinky
05-23-2011, 10:27 AM
I'm looking for an around-the-house pair of scissors -- not cooking shears. Any recommendations for a good all-arounder? Or a good vendor if I want more specialized items later on?

k.

oivind_dahle
05-23-2011, 02:57 PM
I have this one and its ok:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/vikish.html

mainaman
05-23-2011, 03:22 PM
Murray Carter sells white steel scissors that you can take a part and sharpen yourself on stones.
there might be other vendors too.

Dave Martell
05-23-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm looking for an around-the-house pair of scissors -- not cooking shears. Any recommendations for a good all-arounder? Or a good vendor if I want more specialized items later on?

k.


For the best cheapest pair of household shears I suggest Kai (http://www.kaiscissors.com/).

There's other places that sell them besides that site though.

WildBoar
05-23-2011, 05:07 PM
You would think Dave M would carry scissors, so we would not have to go to that, uhm, other vendor's web site :sofa:

Dave Martell
05-23-2011, 08:42 PM
Oh hey while we're talking scissors.....they are like knives in that they don't come very sharp and can be made a whole lot sharper so don't accept those factory edges!

Dave Martell
05-23-2011, 08:42 PM
You would think Dave M would carry scissors, so we would not have to go to that, uhm, other vendor's web site :sofa:

Yeah really! :)

apicius9
05-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Oh hey while we're talking scissors.....they are like knives in that they don't come very sharp and can be made a whole lot sharper so don't accept those factory edges!

I still haven't ordered mine either. Why don't you just do a group buy for us Dave :D Just order half a dozen of these, sharpen them up, and sell them to us.

http://www.wolffind.com/images/5240_L.jpg

Description:
9 1/2" ERGONOMIX® SHEARS

KAI® model 5240 dressmaking style shears with a 4" cutting length

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-23-2011, 09:08 PM
I still haven't ordered mine either. Why don't you just do a group buy for us Dave :D Just order half a dozen of these, sharpen them up, and sell them to us.

http://www.wolffind.com/images/5240_L.jpg

Description:
9 1/2" ERGONOMIX® SHEARS

KAI® model 5240 dressmaking style shears with a 4" cutting length

Stefan


I think those are the ones I got for Ryan.....his have green handles though. :)

mainaman
05-23-2011, 09:11 PM
I think those are the ones I got for Ryan.....his have green handles though. :)

those handles look green to me.
how good is the steel on those Kai scissors?

apicius9
05-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Yep, I copied that from an older thread. Ryan likes them, so I wanted to get a pair for myself and them forgot about them again... They seem nice for XL hands.

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-23-2011, 09:12 PM
9 1/2" ERGONOMIX® SHEARS

KAI® model 5240 dressmaking style shears with a 4" cutting length

The shear handles are ergonomically designed to place the hand in correct alignment for ease of cutting and are made of Santoprene®, a soft thermal rubber, that is chemically bonded to the blades to prevent contamination. The handles are also slightly larger than the 5210 for larger and gloved hands.

The blades are made of AU6 Japanese stainless steel with Vanadium giving them a Rockwell of 54 to 58 HRC. The shear blades are held together with a hex nylon-insert locknut that keeps the shears tight to prevent them from loosening up during use.

Recommended uses:
For difficult to cut materials
Food safe for cutting up poultry, meats, and vegetables(FDA approved dyes in handles)
All fabrics, sewing, and trimming operations
Household use (shears are dishwasher safe)
Meets most hobby and craft needs
Gardening and floral arrangements

Typically last 2-3 times longer than other brands of Shears

mr drinky
05-23-2011, 10:03 PM
Oh hey while we're talking scissors.....they are like knives in that they don't come very sharp and can be made a whole lot sharper so don't accept those factory edges!

Does this mean I can ship them directly to you for sharpening? I am going to get the 9.5 ergonomix and also that small airline approved one.

k.

Tristan
05-23-2011, 11:35 PM
I need a group buy on kitchen shears that have been sharpened. Me me me. +1 vote

Potato42
05-23-2011, 11:46 PM
I want my scissors customized with a sexy wooden handle.:poke1::whistling::biggrin:





Edit; Would that be considered wa or western? Stefan or Dave?

apicius9
05-23-2011, 11:57 PM
Now, there's a challenge. I just did some cake servers, but I think I will pass on the scissors ;)

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 12:32 AM
Oh hell no to rehandling! :bat:

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 12:32 AM
Does this mean I can ship them directly to you for sharpening? I am going to get the 9.5 ergonomix and also that small airline approved one.

k.


You can shoot me a PM Karring.

Potato42
05-24-2011, 12:45 AM
Oh hell no to rehandling! :bat:

aww you're no fun:razz:

swarfrat
05-24-2011, 12:46 PM
For the best cheapest pair of household shears I suggest Kai (http://www.kaiscissors.com/)....

DAMN YOU, MARTELL!

When I woke up this morning I was content. life was good.

Now I see more cutting tools I can't live without!




sr

mr drinky
06-19-2011, 01:46 AM
I bought my scissors yesterday. I just wanted to imagine Dave's face when he gets a box of scissors and he is trying to grind his own blades.

k.

apicius9
06-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Dang, I forgot all about those. Looks like Dave will get another box soon...

Stefan

Dave Martell
06-19-2011, 11:25 AM
:thumbsup2:

apicius9
04-10-2012, 04:56 PM
I still haven't ordered mine either. Why don't you just do a group buy for us Dave :D Just order half a dozen of these, sharpen them up, and sell them to us.

http://www.wolffind.com/images/5240_L.jpg

Description:
9 1/2" ERGONOMIX® SHEARS

KAI® model 5240 dressmaking style shears with a 4" cutting length

Stefan

Didn't want to start a new thread with this, but just a quick update: Dave ordered these Kai shears for me and sharpened them before he sent them over. They are not only very comfortable for someone with XL hands, they are clearly also the sharpest shears/scissors (I keep forgetting the difference) I ever had. If you need that one pair of really reliable and sharp scissors around the house these are highly recommended. Probably not the first choice for the kitchen, though, because they do not come apart for cleaning. For that I was happy with the Messermeister kitchen shears, but now Dave spoiled me and I may have to look into alternatives there also. The Messermeisters are my shop shears right now anyway. Oh, I have no idea what the Kai shears cost since they were paid out of our bartering account, maybe Dave can chime in here.

Stefan

sudsy9977
04-10-2012, 08:51 PM
i don't know if dave would consider doing a group buy for these scissors but they are BANGIN!!!....plain and simple...ryan

Dave Martell
04-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Hey I'm glad to hear that you guys are digging those shears. They're really nothing fancy but are a pretty good bang for the buck upgrade to the normal household scissors.

Johnny.B.Good
04-10-2012, 09:19 PM
Is the green material on those handles plastic or metal?

Dave Martell
04-10-2012, 10:33 PM
Is the green material on those handles plastic or metal?

It's "Santoprene®, a soft thermal rubber that's chemically bonded to the blades"

mr drinky
04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
I also have a pair that Dave sharpened. They are great, and I keep it in a special hidden place so that only I can use them. Otherwise, they end up in the 7-year-olds art drawer.

k.

mr drinky
10-09-2012, 08:46 AM
Btw, they have a 20% off sale at Kai until 14 October -- promo code is SALE.

K.

Ratton
10-10-2012, 03:59 AM
Btw, they have a 20% off sale at Kai until 14 October -- promo code is SALE.

K.

Thanks for the heads up on the 20% off!!!!!! Ordered today and saved myself $7.00. :)

apicius9
10-10-2012, 04:09 AM
Dang, I could have saved $7 if I had waited six months ;) But they are definitely a good buy, and with Dave's treatment I always smile a little bit when I cut things with them.

stefan