20 April, 2012

Friday Favourites - Japanese Tailors Scissors

There is a guy here in town, the Knife Nerd. He has an unnatural love for Japanese steel, so he opened a knife shop called Knifewear. It's a drool worthy place for anyone who even marginally enjoys cooking. Indeed, Hubby treated me to a great knife for Christmas this past year. One of the perks of the Knife Nerd's job is research and buying trips to Japan.

One of the perks of knowing the Knife Nerd is asking him to buy something for you specifically on one of those trips.

Enter my new favourite scissors. I'm not a collector or anything. For years I've very happily used the Gingher's that technically belong to my husband. But when I started using these Japanese Tailors' Scissors a new level of fabric peace was achieved. So smooth, so sharp, so comfortable.

Perfect for trimming scraps.


Katie said...

I know that store! It's next to Olivier's! I was visiting my Grandma back in January and we disvovered the teeny tiny knife store on our trip to buy chocolate. I ended up with a couple of really sharp and beautiful knives! And a whole lot of chocolate.......

Rossie said...

Do you pet them and call them sweet names?

patty a. said...

You have me drooling over those scissors! What size did you get? I went over to the Knifewear's web site and didn't find any scissors. Maybe he is going to have to stock them now since many of us would like to be a copy cat and get our hands on a pair!

Unknown said...

My mother-in-law (a seamstress by trade) gives me many harsh talks about how poorly I treat my fabric cutting scissors. How was I to know I shouldn't cut construction paper with them? I'm trying to "baby" them a bit more these days.

Josie McRazie said...

note to self, hide post from daughter! lol My daughter loves EVERYTHING Asian! She sits and watches these Asian 'soap operas' (I forget wht she calls them) and turns the volume up, but then reads the sub-titles (scratch head now) She would flip over these scissors! Yup! I must delete this post and never let her see it! LOL

Carla said...

Good morning Cheryl. How is the wee one? I just went through 4 totes last night pulling all my low value scraps. I am soon to start your Sunday Morning quilt. LOVE! We sold all the books at the shoppe and have to order more : )

Have a wonderful week.

Ayaz Ahmad said...

japanese scissors are most stunning and sharpest scissors made with pure metal like titanium i have bought these on rent for my profession from hattori hanzo on rent because no one brand like this here in US and one of my friend running own boutique here and he use the scissors which you mentioned above brand of knifewear these are also good sharp pure metal my friend often say thanks to this brand and i often hattori hanzo

Amanda Jean said...

they look lovely! and how cool to know the knife nerd, lol! i'm new to ginghers and i love how the cut like a hot knife through butter. they are such a treat to work with. and just when I thought scrap quilting couldn't be more fun....

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