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Monday, April 26, 2010

A Cut Above

New Dovo scissors have arrived. Dovo, a 3rd generation family owned company, are still made by hand in Solingen Germany just like they have been since 1906. Dovo's are very light weight in feel and the blades are thinner and highly polished for a clean snip (see picture below). For a special gift or stitchers that desire scissors made with level of care (don't we tend to stitch with a level of care?) consider Dovo. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOVO_Solingen. For scissor connoisseurs here's a detailed review by Mary Corbett of Needle'n Thread.

Both 34.00

3.5" satin gold 38.00 4" polished gold 36.00

4" satin 42.00 3.5" satin 38.00

3.5" pastel rainbow 38.00

4" Stork 35.00

G brand blade on left, Dovo blade on right.

I stopped carrying "G" brand scissors since they are readily available at 50% off at the neighboring big box stores. The G brand doesn't disclose where or who makes their scissors and I suspect its because it always changing when you outsource. Dovo's are a little more money than the G brand but you get what you pay for. For inexpensive scissors I have several choices, even terrific little ones that sell for under 10 (these colorful cuties aren't pretending to be something they are not). Perfect for taking along to classes, travel and for those on a budget. Do you have a favorite scissor that you like? I'd love to be informed about other fine cutting tools. I've heard of Wasa and wonder how they compare to Dovo. To keep your fine scissors in tip top shape remember to use a different pair of scissors for metallic threads.

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