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Notion Reviews > Cutting Tools /Sharpeners /Mats > Fiskars Micro-Tip Craft Scissors (5-inch)

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Posted on: 3/2/14 12:14 PM
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Approx. Price : $5
Bought from: Brick & Mortar Store
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
Category:Cutting Tools /Sharpeners /Mats [ Reviews]
Fiskars Micro-Tip Craft scissors are general-purpose sharp scissors with straight blades and a handle with two round finger holes. The handles are familiar Fiskars-orange. The overall length is five inches. The blades have a bevel near the tip, making the point extra-pointy.

I purchased these scissors fourteen years ago on a whim at a discount department store going-out-of-business clearance sale for not more than five dollars, possibly much less.

At the time, I really wasn't "crafting," but they seemed useful to have around. Over the years, I have used them for household tasks and to prepare children's craft projects. Most notably, they have been invaluable for cutting out felt shapes for storytime (craft felt is a true nuisance to cut and requires a very sharp blade) and have lived much of the time in my knitting workbasket. Knitters know that "break yarn" really means "cut with sharp scissors," and these were just right. Anytime I needed to make a small, detailed cut in a difficult material, these have been useful.

Once I started sewing, I found new used for these scissors. Yes, they have been used for paper (and cardboard, and milk cartons). No, they are not dull (although they are not like-new - but hey, it's been fourteen years). I have used them for small detailed cuts in fabric, but they are perhaps more useful for preparing patterns, snipping threads, and any task needing small, sharp blades.

These are less commonly found in stores recently, but the are still available. A newer model with softer handles is now on the market as well.

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SandiMacD said...
I have been quite impressed with my Fiskars over the years. Used for everything non-fabric, this brand seems to hold up well.
3/3/14 6:23 AM
SandiMacD said...
I have been quite impressed with my Fiskars over the years. Used for everything non-fabric, this brand seems to hold up well.
3/3/14 6:25 AM

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