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Date: 11/3/10 9:52 PM

I ordered the Gingher Tailor's Point Scissors from Jo-ann's, after hearing that Kenneth King liked them. I received G-5C "Knife Edge Craft Scissors" in the mail today. Are these the same thing, or did Jo-ann's screw up?

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Date: 11/3/10 10:26 PM

They look the same to me.

I have them and LOVE them. Nice and sharp and can reach into the tightest of spaces. Especially nice when you're making collars!!!

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Date: 11/3/10 10:34 PM

Knife edge = tailor's points. Same thing.

I agree they are very handy scissors. I bought some on the recommendation of Kenneth King too! They cut through layers very well and are good for grading seams.

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Subject: Gingher Tailors Point Scissors? Date: 11/3/10 10:40 PM

They are the same thing. I've had mine for years and are the best tool. They pick better then a seam ruler, help with all kinds of sewing takes at the machine and still trim and cut better then larger scissors. No other brand has a shape comparable to them.

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Date: 11/3/10 10:41 PM

The Gingher Tailor's Point Scissors that I've had for years are designated G-5. I have these scissors beside my SM at all times. They're very handy for snipping thread ends, grading seams, cutting buttonholes, etc.

At www.gingher.com, they list the G-5 as a sewing/craft scissors. It looks like you have the same scissors. Perhaps the company added the "C" to the part number to appeal to a wider customer base.
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Date: 11/4/10 0:17 AM

OK, I think I've got this figured out. Gingher makes at least two sets of 5 inch scissors--
G5

and G5C

and at least one store identifies the g5c as"The Gingher 5 inch Knife Edge Craft/Tailor's Point Scissors". I guess that Gingher changed the name to be less esoteric.

And, no, I don't normally obsess over scissors, I just didn't want to go through the hassle of a return over imaginary flaws.

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Date: 11/4/10 10:08 AM

I didn't know about "Threadbangers", thx for posting that!

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Date: 11/4/10 10:10 AM

Thanks for the pics. I have the ones on the bottom photo, the G5C, and absolutely love love love them. JoAnns 40% coupon put them in a nice price range, too.

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Subject: Gingher Tailors Point Scissors? Date: 11/5/10 6:36 AM

Kenneth could be a Gingher spokesman. I ordered mine because of him too.

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Date: 11/5/10 10:00 AM

Quote: andye
I guess that Gingher changed the name to be less esoteric.

That's exactly what I think. I'm sure they thought that crafting would appeal to more people than tailoring and renamed the product to fit their marketing demographics.

I love these scissors; they are much more useful to me than my other scissors (I have amassed a variety of Ginghers over the years). I thought about buying a Kai pair just to see what I'm missing, but their asthetics just don't appeal to me. Since I use the G5C so much, I'm going to buy a second pair the next time they go on sale at Joann's.
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