We're taking the mystery out of scissor and cutlery terminology to show you why we carry only the best quality cutting tools at ShopScissors.com
Defined characteristics of our quality tools from ACME, Clauss and Wescott:
- Precision Ground -Acme uses knowledge, skills and methods developed since 1869, combined with the latest equipment available to precision grind the various surfaces on its scissors and shears
- Hot Forged - Shears and scissors made from low grade steel-- which is stamped, cast, or cold-forged into shape, usually mean a less reliable product. Hot forged products are rods or strips of steel that are heated in a furnace then forged in a drop hammer into the desired shape. This is an expensive process, but it is recognized as the best method to produce quality tools.
Ex. Tin Snips
- Bows - These are the rings on shears or scissors that you put your fingers through. Our bows are especially designed for each style of scissors and tools to make them best-suited to your needs
- Blades - The art of assembling two blades and making them cut their full length properly is one of the most difficult to master, and it is this art that immediately distinguishes our scissors over others. Our scissors and cutting tools provide a long, smooth uniform cut, snug yet effortless, all the way to the tips
- Run - The "run" is the "feel" you get when you cut with a pair of scissors or shears. A "good run" gives you an even, clean cut for the full length of the blade without hesitation or roughness. We fine tune the run for our shears and scissors to give you the best performance and feel available
- Certified Double-Plated - Double-plated hot-forged tools using nickel for luster and chrome for durability, ensuring you a product that is rust and stain resistant. Other companies often only nickel plate their scissor blades. Our process costs us more, but ensures you a product with maximum service life.
- High Carbon Cutlery Grade Steel - Quality tools start with quality steel. The more carbon in the steel, the longer the life of the tool.