All of our left-handed scissors have the blades reversed with the left blade on top so you can see your cutting line without twisting the scissors. That gives you a clean and straight cut using the scissors in your left hand.
There is no such thing as an "ambidextrous scissor" or "right handed scissors also suitable for left handed use" - if they do not have the blades reversed they are NOT proper left-handed scissors!
Maybe you don't really need left-handed scissors because...
You can just turn right-handed ones upside down and that makes them left-handed
Er - NO! Right-handed scissors have the top blade on the right and it will always stay that way whichever way you turn them round and you still will not be able to see your cutting line or make them cut properly.
You can buy "ambidextrous" scissors that work for right-and left-handed people
NO again - it is the same problem - left-handed scissors need to be manufactured with the blades reversed so the top blade in on the LEFT. We have seen some scissors that have RIGHT-handed blade positions but have just the handles moulded for a lefthander and they are completely useless!
It is better to just get used to right-handed scissors as they are all that is normally available.
Well, us left-handers ARE adaptable and it is possible with a lot of manipulation to sort-of make right handed scissors work in your left hand. But it will be uncomfortable and they won't cut properly, so why do that when you have the chance to use proper LEFT-HANDED scissors? This one is particularly bad for CHILDREN when they first start cutting things out at school because they will not be able to do it and will be seen as awkward and hopeless by the teacher and the rest of the class. Why not just make it EASY?
So - maybe you DO need proper LEFT-HANDED scissors if you want to cut things accurately and easily!
Bought my gson scissors I bought age appropriate scissors for my 6 year old gson. I asked him how he liked them, and he said they are great. I will order older ones next year. (18/11/2010) Sandra - SE TN, USA
Ace Not a left-hander myself, bought them for a wee guy who shows a preference for his left hand. He's been very happy with them - can finally cut things. Didn't know where else to find them, so, delighted to find them available on line. No complaints! (31/07/2010) DB -
My Grandson loves them! My twin grandsons are right & left handed. The left hander was so frustrated at not being able to cut properly but these are now his 'special' pair and he is delighted and can cut things out even better than his brother now. Full marks -an excellent product. (10/06/2012) -
Excellent - wish I had some when I was young! My youngest son is 5 and is very artistic. He was having real difficulty with cutting out. With these scissors though (and a bit of tutoring) he has learned to cut with ease (01/12/2010) Stuart Dalgleish - Cambridgeshire
Great buy! These are great for left handed children. My son was having problem cutting with regular scissors as soon as he got the left handed scissors he is controlling his hand much better and has a very good handle of the scissors. (03/10/2010) -
great buy These scissors have transformed my 4 year old's confidence. She used to tell me she wasn't good at cutting, but these are such good scissors that they even cut well when she uses her right hand. Love the 2 colour handles too - such a simple idea but a very clear way of distinguishing them. (04/03/2011) Francesca - england
my grandson was so pleased with his scissors will be getting him a new one when he grows out of this one (01/03/2012) elaine - wales
Excellent i got these for my 3 year old son who has been struggling with so called 'both' handed scissors and was upset and frustrated he couldn't cut well. he is now snipping away easily and confidently and it's thansk to these scissors. if you have a left handed child they are a must! (03/04/2011) -
Left handed scissors and pencil sharpener Have a 4year old whose left handed, he,s found it so much easier to cut along the lines and sharpen his pencils, never liked cutting out before, quite happy and confident with it now (04/06/2014) -
Bought left handed scissors for my grand daughter for her fourth birthday and I believe she started cutting everything in sight!! However now whenever anyone asks for scissors she goes straight to her box for her own.A good buy and certainly improved her abilities to do things for herself. (24/10/2011) Sheila Crosby - Forres, Scotland
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