“ Manufacturer: Cath Kidston / Kitchenware & cookery Products - Scissors „
I bought these scissors in the cath kidston sale... I was determined to buy something whilst everything was on sale and these were the only thing that I could find that I needed (apart from fabric - I bought lots of fabric!)
I was surprised by the sharpness of these scissors, I hadn't really thought they'd be that good and had them ear marked for sitting in my pencil case in case I needed scissors at uni. They are however really sharp scissors and are great for cutting fabric cleanly! And when your finished you can neatly pack the scissors away into the pretty wipe clean holder.
I actually stuck a little magnet on the back of my scissors holder and put them on the fridge, I was finding that whilst at my sewing machine (which is in the kitchen) I'd lose the case amongst the mountains of fabric and sticking the case to the fridge worked well for me and does hold my scissors too so I'd recommend you consider this!
OK, I make no secret about my love of all things pretty, pastel and floral! No surprises then that my household scissors of choice are my CK haberdashery scissors! However, whilst these are marketed as 'haberdashery' scissors and indeed are useful as part of your sewing case or knitting bag, they also have a wider use for all of those little snipping jobs around the house.
What you are buying is essentially a pair of handy-sized scissors within a PVC cotton coated case. The pictured item offers the lovely Hampton Roses design, but CK also offer a range of other designs, for example they are currently selling Chelsea Roses as well as this Hampton Roses design. Seasonally, CK also offers a 'fun' version of the case and scissors - this season it's an owl, with the rings of the scissors forming the eye-outline to the eyes on the case - very cute! The floral designs also tend to change seasonally and these often match a range of other sewing or knitting accessories, useful if you want to build up a set.
The case measures 18.6 x 8.4 cm and accommodate the scissors perfectly. It's easy to slide the scissors in and out but the scissors don't necessarily slide out of their own accord - perfect to help avoid accidents if you are carrying them around! The case is well put together and seems very durable - certainly I've been one of my sets of these for approximately two years and the case is showing no signs of wear or tear. It probably helps that the case has a PVC coating, making it both wipeable and water-resistant, so if you are using the scissors in the kitchen, the case will both protect the scissors and the case itself stays looking pristine for longer.
The scissors have a useful plastic coating around the finger holes, so that the scissors aren't cold to use. They are supplied in a usefully sharp state, just right for most general household jobs. I have two pairs, one in this Hampton Rose design and one of a red sprig rose design from a couple of years ago - one for household use and one in my knitting bag. Now I know that the need to resharpen scissors can depend on what you have been cutting with them, but I have not yet had to resharpen either of my pairs. I find the ones I use for yarn cutting to be particularly 'satisfying' to use, because they do not catch or snag the yarn which can cause fraying - awkward if you then need to thread the yarn through a needle. the cut of these scissors has always been clean and reliable.
I would totally recommend these scissors. They retail at £8 from CK and their usual outlets, however, I bought both of my pairs when they were in 'sale' and each cost me £4, making them very competitive with other branded haberdashery scissors. You can often find the coordinating sewing items in the sale too, making it a great way to put together a great little set for yourself, or to give as a gift, at quite a thrifty cost! Certainly there's no question of the quality of these items, they are of the usual high standards that we are used to from CK and I would totally recommend them!