A good quality pair of left-handed scissors with blades fully reversed and soft-grip, two-colour handles. They are 227mm / 9 inch overall length with sharp stainless steel blades, a nice big finger grip and soft rubber inserts inside the handles.
All of our left-handed scissors have the blades reversed with the left blade on top so you can see your cutting line without twisting the scissors. That gives you a clean and straight cut using the scissors in your left hand.
There is no such thing as an "ambidextrous scissor" or "right handed scissors also suitable for left handed use" - if they do not have the blades reversed they are NOT proper left-handed scissors!
Maybe you don't really need left-handed scissors because...
You can just turn right-handed ones upside down and that makes them left-handed
Er - NO! Right-handed scissors have the top blade on the right and it will always stay that way whichever way you turn them round and you still will not be able to see your cutting line or make them cut properly.
You can buy "ambidextrous" scissors that work for right-and left-handed people
NO again - it is the same problem - left-handed scissors need to be manufactured with the blades reversed so the top blade in on the LEFT. We have seen some scissors that have RIGHT-handed blade positions but have just the handles moulded for a lefthander and they are completely useless!
It is better to just get used to right-handed scissors as they are all that is normally available.
Well, us left-handers ARE adaptable and it is possible with a lot of manipulation to sort-of make right handed scissors work in your left hand. But it will be uncomfortable and they won't cut properly, so why do that when you have the chance to use proper LEFT-HANDED scissors? This one is particularly bad for CHILDREN when they first start cutting things out at school because they will not be able to do it and will be seen as awkward and hopeless by the teacher and the rest of the class. Why not just make it EASY?
So - maybe you DO need proper LEFT-HANDED scissors if you want to cut things accurately and easily!
Great all round product These replaced a pair I had been using in the kitchen for various jobs. Nice to be able to cut things without hurting your fingers as happens with right handed pairs. (19/11/2014) Claire -
A Revelation Bought for my teenage son ....first time ever I have seen him cut without cursing and frustration (20/11/2014) -
No more upside down scissors! What a joy to see my daughter holding a pair of scissors the correct way up and achieving really good cutting. And to all us righties, try cutting with these left-handed scissors to get an idea of just what's it like to use something designed for the other hand. What an eye opener. (03/02/2013) Claire - Surbiton, Surrey
Lightweight Yet Extremely Effective I've bought many scissors over the years and always at some point, they seem to become very uncomfortable to use. These scissors have been the best I've purchased. The soft grip handles make them very confortable to hold. They are very lightweight and have great sharp blades. Highly recommend! (03/02/2013) Arlene - Carlsbad, CA
A cut above After putting up with right handed scissors for near on 60 years, these felt strange to begin with. But, wow, they're brilliant. I can see the cutting line. No more zig-zag cuts. Even cutting out a circle of greaseproof paper for the Christmas cake was easy. Highly recommended. (10/01/2015) SJK - Warwickshire
Perfect . Very happy.At last, a pair of scissors my wife can use effectively (07/06/2014) -
Finally, able to cut Finally able to cut easily with these sharp well shaped scissors for this "leftie" (12/02/2014) -
Comfortable sharp scissors I can finally cut using scissors which fit my left hand. (12/02/2014) -
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