These scissors were the second small batch of scissors that I made after a secondment at Ernest Wright & Sons, Sheffield in 2013. The first batch used their blanks but this group were entirely made by me. I used two types of steel; a stainless damascus steel from Damasteel and damascus steel handmade by Ed Schempp. Three sets used an identical profile; 3 of 4 was slightly shorter than the others because of the piece of material that I used. I realised that the way they were finished, the shaping of the shanks and the bows, the filing of the sections, subtly changed the feel of the finished scissors so each are different.
I was interested in learning to make scissors to put into my knives but I got sidetracked by the wonder of scissors in their own right. Learning their subtleties and beauty was a real pleasure.