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11-10-2018, 16:20   #1
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I'm looking for a pair of good, solid dressmaking shears, 10", sidebent, made in Sheffield (not 'made in Sheffield' but assembled and finished elsewhere).

I've spotted the Wilkinson ones at William Whiteley. Any other recommendations?
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11-10-2018, 16:35   #2
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Have you tried the Sheffield Shop on Ecclesall Road?

https://www.sheffield-made.com/acatalog/Scissors.html
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11-10-2018, 16:50   #3
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A pal of mine has a pair of Sheffield made, Taylor's Eye Witness tailors shears. I think hers are only 8" but maybe they also do a 10.
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12-10-2018, 07:41   #4
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Have you tried the Sheffield Shop on Ecclesall Road?

https://www.sheffield-made.com/acatalog/Scissors.html
I'll post this again , the Sheffield Shop sells goods that have been imported and sold as made in Sheffield, not all their goods are imported by other companies but one for sure is David Mellor 95% of their cutlery is imported from Japan & China but the owner of the Sheffield Shop denies this but I worked at Mellors and I know, Mellors try to deny it too.
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12-10-2018, 09:13   #5
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how's that not been picked up by Trading Standards?
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12-10-2018, 09:18   #6
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Try Ernest Wright's on Broad street.Very good scissors that ARE made in Sheffield.
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12-10-2018, 09:43   #7
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Try Ernest Wright's on Broad street.Very good scissors that ARE made in Sheffield.

Sadly Ernest Wright's has stopped trading. They did make great scissors!


https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/histo...good-1-9219197
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12-10-2018, 12:49   #8
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Sheffield Scene on Surrey St.
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12-10-2018, 13:33   #9
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Sadly Ernest Wright's has stopped trading. They did make great scissors!


https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/histo...good-1-9219197
No it hasn't, someone has bought the company

https://www.ernestwright.co.uk/
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12-10-2018, 14:06   #10
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Sadly Ernest Wright's has stopped trading. They did make great scissors!


https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/histo...good-1-9219197
I thought someone had bought the company?
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13-10-2018, 09:03   #11
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Slightly off topic, I have a pair of Wilkinson Senior Pinking Scissors that need a bit of sharpening, is there anywhere i can take the blades or scissors to, to get this done? thanks.
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13-10-2018, 09:24   #12
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Slightly off topic, I have a pair of Wilkinson Senior Pinking Scissors that need a bit of sharpening, is there anywhere i can take the blades or scissors to, to get this done? thanks.
Try the little mester at Kelham Island Museum....though it is closed Fridays and Saturdays
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13-10-2018, 10:05   #13
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Slightly off topic, I have a pair of Wilkinson Senior Pinking Scissors that need a bit of sharpening, is there anywhere i can take the blades or scissors to, to get this done? thanks.
guess most shoemaker key shops could do that it only takes a minute
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Slightly off topic, I have a pair of Wilkinson Senior Pinking Scissors that need a bit of sharpening, is there anywhere i can take the blades or scissors to, to get this done? thanks.
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guess most shoemaker key shops could do that it only takes a minute
Hmm. I wouldn't take my pinking shears to a shoemaker/key shop but seek out a specialist – I know that doesn't really help you, Itrytoplease, as I have no recommendations. I've had my pinking shears for 25 years and they're still sharp, fortunately.

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Try the little mester at Kelham Island Museum....though it is closed Fridays and Saturdays
Worth asking. Or in a fabric shop if you've not tried that already.
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13-10-2018, 12:45   #15
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The Sheffield shop on Ecclesall Road does a nice job with our kitchen knives.
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13-10-2018, 13:18   #16
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Hmm. I wouldn't take my pinking shears to a shoemaker/key shop but seek out a specialist – I know that doesn't really help you, Itrytoplease, as I have no recommendations. I've had my pinking shears for 25 years and they're still sharp, fortunately.



Worth asking. Or in a fabric shop if you've not tried that already.
I was thinking the same, these are 60 years old and a quid for each year wouldn't cover the cost of replacement.

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Try the little mester at Kelham Island Museum....though it is closed Fridays and Saturdays
This sounds good, haven't been there for a while, might give him a go.
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13-10-2018, 18:19   #17
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You could try cutting through tin foil or sand paper that’s a trick to sharpen standard scissors, I’ve tried it with my old pinking shears too
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13-10-2018, 19:12   #18
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You could try cutting through tin foil or sand paper that’s a trick to sharpen standard scissors, I’ve tried it with my old pinking shears too
Um, These are, I think carbon blades screwed to a S/Steel body, not sure i'd want to risk it, but I've heard something like it before.
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14-10-2018, 11:37   #19
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Please let us know how you get on with the little masters, good to put business to somewhere local
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15-10-2018, 08:51   #20
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I sell the full range of Taylor Eye Witness scissors.
I also sharpen scissors and pinking shears.
Please visit www.ultra-sharp.co.uk and fill in the contact form
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