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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.)

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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.
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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.

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Date: 4/10/12 2:59 PM

I have both and the Kai are definitely better.

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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.
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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.

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Date: 4/10/12 3:45 PM

Kai.

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Date: 4/10/12 4:00 PM

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

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Date: 4/10/12 4:07 PM

Kai,hands down!

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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.

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