I absolutely love Gingher scissors but they are rather pricey - it is worth it to pay for them though - and if you ever need to have them repaired - if you send them back to them with a SASE for the return they fix them for free - this includes sharpening them...
Well, right now www.fabricdepot.com is selling them for 50% off - this is a great deal so if you ever wanted a pair you can get them now for a very reasonable price...
I love mine. I bought them on eBay but 50% is a good deal.
I love mine too. I remember buying my first pair. I needed a pair of scissors and the sales lady had me try the average priced scissors first. Then she had me try the gingher. No comparison. It was more than what I had budgeted for, but have never regretted it and I still use that pair, which I bought about 35 years ago.
Thanks for the tip, Thea! I ran right over to the website and bought a pair of embroidery scissors -- I needed something that would snip in tight corners.
My Ginghers are 40 years old and all I've done is get them sharpened about every 5 years. Nice to know the company stands behind them.
Thanks Thea ,I have always wanted a pair of these ,just ordered me some . Barbara
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I received a paiar of ginger scisssors last year at Christmas time. Oh my what great present. i wondered how I got along without them.
I have had my gingher scissors for about 25 years. Bought them on sale at Minnesota fabrics, before they became Hancock fabrics. Everyone in my family was notified never to touch them and to never let them be used for anything but fabric. It worked! They are still the greatest, have never had them sharpened or anything. Thought I might have to some years ago when cutting a lot of fleece, as someone told me cutting fleece with them would ruin them. Not so. Think they are one of the best buys I ever made. Ginny
Oh you are all making me wish mine would hurry and get here and I just ordered them today .LOL
I bought my first pair about ten years ago! They are still going strong. I got a beautiful set with blue marble decor. Had the large and small scissor in them. My local Joann's has them on sale all the time.... I haven't had to buy anymore though. They last forever!
They are worth the investment. I bought 2 pairs nearly 30 years ago. LOVE them!
My mother bought me my one and only pair of Gingers. She has since passed away and I still have her left handed set. I am not left handed, but I keep them. I also warned my children about the hazards of using my special scissors. Needless to say, my DH didn't get the memo about the hazards. I can't remember what he used them for, but there is a nick in them now that cannot be fixed. I keep them anyway as my mother gave them to me. I have not had the money since to get another pair or maybe I just don't think I can keep a new pair safe from my DH. He is no longer allowed in my sewing room.
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I love my gingher scissors. I have 2 pair of the big ones...one pair was picked up by one of the grands and cut paper with them. So now they are marked paper only. I also have a medium pair, an applique pair, and an embroidery pair. I use to have a pair of little nippers that I loved to use when machine embroidery but somehow they grew legs and walked off...LOL>
Cutting paper does not help...but I learned a trick to sharpen them without ruining then. Get the finest sand paper you can find and cut it with scissors, make several full length cuts, you can usually go back to cutting fabrics.
I love the new serrated scissors I bought last year...so glad they come with blade cover, those babies are SHARP! When cutting layers the fabric does not slip.