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Problem using left handed scissors

Thanks for the correction. I have to say that I've not been following the newsletters because I've developed some “attitude.” My attitude is a function of the poor quality or performance of the scissors I bought from you. Yes I understand there is a steep learning curve in the use of true left-handed scissors, and I've made allowance for that.

The scissors I've used most often prior to this have been ordinary Fiskars, along with some tiny embroidery or craft scissors. And ALL of them have a mechanism which works better than the two lefties. Both of the left-handed scissors move “thickly,” and sometimes the paper or cloth gets caught between the blades sideways.

The two I got are a pair of black-handled Victorinox scissors about 6.25 inches long, and a longer pair with offset blade, black with light blue handles. The blades of the first pair are disproportionately thick and the cuts cannot be controlled. The latter pair, said to work with paper and light fabric, are the ones where things go sideways.

So my question for you folks is: Does Fiskars make any true left-handed scissors? (I've got a pair where the handles are contoured correctly but the blades are not reversed) Since I feel comfortable with other Fiskars I'm thinking that I might find a pair from them more congenial.

Thanks for listening to my little rant, Carol in Seattle WA USA


Hi Carol

I am sorry you are having problems with your scissors and I do think that from the way you describe it the problem is probably being caused by the way you are using them. If you have always use right-handed scissors in your left hand (like the Fiskars ones that do not have the blades reversed) you will have got used to twisting the blades to push them together and make them cut. When you do the same thing with a true left-handed scissor, you are actually pushing the blades apart and the materials or whatever will twist between the blades rather than cutting.

You just need to relax your hand, hold the scissors vertically and let the blades do their job without trying to manipulate them. You can see our video on left-handed scissors here and that may help:

https://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/acatalog/scissors.html

Please let me know how you get on.

Keith






Thanks for the correction. I have to say that I've not been following the

newsletters because I've developed some “attitude.” My attitude is a

function of the poor quality or performance of the scissors I bought from

you.

 

Yes I understand there is a steep learning curve in the use of true

left-handed scissors, and I've made allowance for that.

 

The scissors I've used most often prior to this have been ordinary Fiskars,

along with some tiny embroidery or craft scissors. And ALL of them have a

mechanism which works better than the two lefties. Both of the left-handed

scissors move “thickly,” and sometimes the paper or cloth gets caught

between the blades sideways.

 

The two I got are a pair of black-handled Victorinox scissors about 6.25

inches long, and a longer pair with offset blade, black with light blue

handles. The blades of the first pair are disproportionately thick and the

cuts cannot be controlled. The latter pair, said to work with paper and

light fabric, are the ones where things go sideways.

 

So my question for you folks is: Does Fiskars make any true left-handed

scissors? (I've got a pair where the handles are contoured correctly but the

blades are not reversed) Since I feel comfortable with other Fiskars I'm

thinking that I might find a pair from them more congenial.

 

Thanks for listening to my little rant.

Carol in Seattle WA USA

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