A lot of left-handers find scissors the most awkward item to use, but fortunately the problem is easily remedied with proper left-handed scissors.
We have put together 3 of our most popular scissors and they all have the blades reversed so you get a clear sight of your cutting line and a clean cut. Save 18% on the individual item prices by ordering this set.
- General purpose left handed scissors with blades reversed, overall length 200mm / 8in., soft grip handles (code 819)
- Left handed household scissors, overall length 140mm / 5in., soft grip handles (code 818)
- Left handed curved nail scissors, overall length 90mm / 3.5in., all stainless steel (code 309)
The products are packed in a good quality zip seal clear bag with an insert giving full product details and makes an ideal present.
You can see more details on the individual products included in this set by clicking on the "Related Products" links below.
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!
Watch our video on why lefthanders cannot use right-handed scissors plus how to use left-handed scissors and why they work so much better.
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!
excellent product.My son has waited 30years to be able to use scissors properly! (19/11/2013) -
Perfect set Such a useful set. I would highly recommend. (03/06/2019) -
Excellent value for money The Fiskars kitchen scissors is the best I've ever had. The nail scissors opened my eyes - I've waited 50 year for this one! The paper scissors is also good. (06/12/2013) -
V good A very useful collection of scissors that covers most eventualities. The scissors are all good quality and cut well. I actually bought them for my daughter, but am using them as well! (13/02/2013) sarah - Stoke
useful set of tools After 65 years of using right handed scissors it took a while to adjust. The Fiskars scissors are first-rate. The soft handled scissors are comfortable to use but not quite as efficient at cutting. The sides of the nail scissor blades that overlap have become discoloured but efficiency is unaffected (27/11/2013) SP - Lincolnshire
What a difference when using properly crafted tools (19/11/2014) Carol -
I bought this set for my niece I bought this set for my niece when she moved into her own place. (19/11/2014) -
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