SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Which is better, Kai or Gingher shears? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Which is better, Kai or Gingher shears?
ShantiSeamstressing
star
ShantiSeamstressing
Member since 6/11/10
Posts: 2332
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     3 Replies



Date: 4/10/12 1:35 PM

I used to always hear that the "best" were the Gingher's, but now it seems I am beginning to hear that about Kai, instead. Is there really any consensus, or is still a fairly individual matter? (I haven't bought a really good pair yet...I have Fiskars for shears and Mundial cushionSoft for pinking.)
JKimes
star
JKimes
Member since 11/4/05
Posts: 648
Skill: Expert/Couture
Send Message

      



In reply to ShantiSeamstressing

Date: 4/10/12 1:55 PM

Kai, without a doubt are better scissors. You will pay more, but they are much high quality. I have 3 pairs now, and prefer them to the Gingers. They are much sharper, and the professional ones stay sharp. I think they are also better balanced--just seem to sit in my hand better.
If you're headed to a sew expo any time soon, look for a booth.

Juliette

------
Juliette near Austin, TX
Bernina 830LE
Bernina 350PE
Babylock Evolution
ElnaPro 905DCX
BabyLock Melody

TJSEWS
star
TJSEWS  Friend of PR
New Jersey USA
Member since 1/7/06
Posts: 268
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 2:52 PM

I have Gingher's regular dressmaking shears and Kai pinking shears. In my experience, I think they are both excellent.

------
Blog: www.sewmuchfashion.com

AliceM
star
AliceM
Member since 4/30/05
Posts: 1568
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 2:59 PM

I have both and the Kai are definitely better.
n45
n45
Maryland USA
Member since 6/26/03
Posts: 253
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 3:05 PM

Kai. They are light and super sharp. Even after having my Gingher shears newly sharpened they still weren't as sharp. Gingher is also very heavy to my hand.
-- Edited on 4/10/12 3:06 PM --
Elizabeth made this
starstarstar
Elizabeth made this  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 8/8/07
Posts: 507
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 3:33 PM

I haven't tried Kai, but I just returned a pair of Ginghers because they were too heavy and hurt my hands.

------
elizabethmadethis.com

The best project you could be working on is the one that's on the table right now.

LynnRowe
starstarstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 11265
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to ShantiSeamstressing

Date: 4/10/12 3:45 PM

Kai.

------
I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

Deepika
starstarstarstar
Deepika  Friend of PR
Founder
Went to PR Weekend!

Massachusetts USA
Member since 11/28/01
Posts: 13382
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 4:00 PM

I agree, Kai is better. They are also lighter than Ginghers.

------
- Deepika
Founder, PatternReview.com
Blog: http://www.deepikablogs.com

corinne kelly
corinne kelly
Member since 8/14/04
Posts: 206
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 4:07 PM

Kai,hands down!

------
Corinne

Geralyn

Geralyn  Friend of PR
Member since 12/6/04
Posts: 24
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 4/10/12 4:20 PM

I have had Fiskars, Wiss, Gingher, Heritage, Cutco and Kai. The Kais are just so smooth and nice.
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Which is better, Kai or Gingher shears?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Class Details

Craftiness is not optional Junebug Dress and Tunic

photo
by: wildbluest...

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Motor City Express

Islander Sewing Systems Motor City Express

Pattern Details
Sewn Square One Small Change Pattern

Sewn Square One Small Change Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.