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Gingher 4.5 Inch Knife Edge Thread Nippers
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- Ideal for cutting and snipping thick layers of fabric and heavier yarn and multiple layers of fabric
- Includes one pair of 4-1/2-inch knife edge nippers
- Hot forged and made of durable double-plated chrome-over-nickel finish
- Measures 4-1/2-inch
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Style Name: Silver | Size: 1 - Pack
Top Customer Reviews
I debated the price for a while, but I eventually gave in. I hate I waited so long! These are nice and heavy. They are well balanced and easy to use. I've trimmed thread and denim with these. They worked great on both! They are worth the investment.
I'm sorry to say, they aren't the same. Upon removing them from their packaging, I immediately noticed they're slightly lighter. Evidently, the metal used is of inferior quality as not only are the new ones 5 grams lighter, they're also about a 1/4" LONGER.
Maybe it's the difference between my older, "made in Italy" pair and the new "made in China" ones. Or maybe it's because Gingher was purchased by the inferior and cheaply made Fiskars. Either way, I'm disappointed to see Gingher taking this direction.
Update: The wife moved out, but I kept the scissors
I used a cheap set from Ikea for awhile, and they were great scissors but not great quality. They started not cutting even the threads, and the blades bent apart from each other. I wanted something that would last more than a few weeks, so I went with the ghinger nippers, even though they were expensive. I have another set of Gingher scissors from the 70's and they are still going strong.
When these came, I was really pleased. They are heavy (but not too heavy)....the weight that tells me I won't have bent edges! Of course, they are put metal so that helps with the longevity as well. They cut beautifully and are definitely my favorite pair of nippers I've ever seen. I take them with me everywhere and get a bit frantic when they aren't there! It did take me a second to figure out how to hold them and it was awkward the first time....but now they feel like an extension of my hand.
The only thing I don't like is there is nothing to lock them closed. I keep them in a plastic bag (the bag it came with) so that I don't accidentally cut my fingers. If this had something to hold the blades together when not in use, I would give it a 5 star. Due to this, it's really like a 4.9999 star, but I just couldn't go with a full five. If they start making them with a close option, I'll be buying several more! (and even if they don't, I'll still buy again)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These have a high shine finish on them, but the pair I got was scratched all over. Does not come with a sheath. Very sharp, but I expected better. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Johnnie N. Gray
If you do much sewing they are a great item to have. I had a pair a few years ago but they were lost in my move but I'm a happy sewer now.Published 5 days ago by Donna T
I have used these to get rid of threads on clothing and for fly tying.Published 14 days ago by Gary W. Horn
These snips are great!! Will be buying another pair because after only using them a few days at work, they were either stolen or I just simply lost them.Published 18 days ago by stacchain