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Best bent scissors and duck billed scissors
want to buy really sharp good ones.
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Date: 5/23/12 11:10 AM

I wnat to buy a really sharp good pair of both duck billed scissors, (the ones with the half moon) and a double curved embroidery pair. Would like to know which are best, sharpest.
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Date: 5/24/12 10:23 AM

I have the Gingher appliqué scissors and they are terrific. Very sharp! I thought I saw applique scissors at the Kai booth at Puyallup but I don't see them on their site.

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Date: 5/24/12 1:15 PM

I bought 2 different sizes of Famore duck bills at the Minneapolis Sewing Expo last November -- the 712D (smaller) and the 712.

They have both been used extensively for trimming threads and for doing a variety of appliques techniques -- I find them particularly helpful when doing reverse applique on skating costumes, fitness wear, etc. Also very helpful for trimming fabric behind elastic on lingerie.

Had never heard of this brand before but tried them out at the Expo and loved them -- they weren't expensive either which is an added bonus. If I remember correctly they were $12 for the large and $10 for the small.

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Date: 5/24/12 3:27 PM

You may get as many opinions as there are colors of jellyeans!

Gingher an Havel are my preferences.

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Date: 5/25/12 10:54 PM

I have two pair of the Gingher. The one pair I have probably had for over 20 years. I wouldn't trade them for anything. I have them sitting next to my sewing machine and find they are so easy to pick up and use because of the way the handle stick up. A gal at the sewing store said I needed a pair and how great they were when she showed me my new machine many years ago. I thought it was just a sales pitch but she was so right and I think of her often when I use them.

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Date: 5/26/12 7:18 PM

I second the Ginghers. I've used mine for so many things...a great investment!

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Date: 5/27/12 8:39 AM

I've recently picked up a few Famore items: I first got their small tweezers with the fine point and was SO impressed with them that I then bought bent embroidery scissors. applique scissors, and the seam ripper with replaceable blades. These tools are just so exquisitely made and highly polished that they look like surgical instruments. I have some Gingher tools but I have to say I like the Famore line even better.
Edited to add: check their website at FamoreCutlery.com...their prices are so reasonable!
(No affiliation, just impressed with the products.)
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Date: 5/27/12 10:11 AM

I also have the Famore bent-tip tweezers which are exquisite compared to all others I have used -- they get a ton of use as they are my go to for applying individual crystals on costumes.

Will definitely be looking at more Famore products when I go to the next Minneapolis Sewing Expo.


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