A small pair of child scissors with safety rounded tips - ideal as a first scissor.
*** NOTE - these scissors DO have sharp blades so they cut properly so supervision of young children is essential ***
COLOURS MAY VARY - the stock we receive from the manufacturer sometimes has mixed colour handles and sometimes has either both blue or both orange, we will send whatever is currently in stock
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!
Left-handed 8 year old grandson Before I bought these scissors for him, he had been unable to cut anything out easily, but this pair and the longer pair of scissors have helped him enormously. He is now much more confident. (16/06/2014) -
Fantastic scissors!My little left hander is so pleased she can cut out pictures etc with the left handed scissors with ease and is so proud of herself! Would highly recommend to any left hander! (01/05/2012) lynne Reynolds - Preston,Lancs.
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