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Date: 12/16/12 3:42 PM

I'm just beginning a wall hanging with lots of fairly intricate appliqued pieces. After cutting out the first two I started noticing my scissors were hurting my fingers. I tried a couple different pair but still they were not comfortable to use for an extended period. Is there a good pair of comfort grips out there somewhere? And what's a good length?
I'm partial to FamoreCutlery.com and have several different types of specialty scissors. I was eyeing their 6" comfort handle model but it is out-of-stock right now. Is there somewhere else I should look?

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Date: 12/16/12 7:13 PM

Kai scissors are the best I have ever used- and I've used them all Gingher, Fiskar, Mundial. They hold their edge and feel really good in my hands.
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-- Edited on 12/16/12 7:15 PM --

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Date: 12/17/12 11:00 AM

If you have any type of arthritis, the Fiskars squeeze style with a spring really help. They were recommended to me a physical therapist.

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Date: 12/17/12 12:12 PM

I actually do have some arthritis in my thumb joints however this problem has more to do with the pressure of the handle on the thumb itself, it becomes painful after awhile. I'm thinking the rubberized, spongy handles on the Famores will be more comfortable for me. I think I'll just wait until they are back in stock at the Famorecutlery website. I'm so impressed with their other tools that it has become my favorite brand. Their tiny tweezers are the best for getting small threads out of the bobbin housing. And their ultra-fine-point scissors are great for embroidery and thread clipping.

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