July 2, 2014

The Craftsmanship Involved In The Making Of A Pair Of Hand-Made Kitchen Scissors

Who would've known that behind one of the most ordinary household tools is a labor of craftsmanship that deserves to be called an art on its own. You will never look at a pair of kitchen scissors (the hand-made ones) the same way again after watching this. Filmmaker Shaun Bloodworth has created an addictive five-minute film that shows how a shiny new pair of kitchen scissors is manufactured by hand. Watch it below.

The gentleman in the film is Cliff Denton, a putter, a "putter-togetherer" of scissors. He works for Ernest Wright and Son Limited, a company that has been making hand-made scissors and shears in Sheffield, England since 1902.

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