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Old 11-08-2017, 05:27 PM
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My Dr Slicks and Tiemco scissors are a bit blunt and needing replaced.
I looked to get them sharpened but it was between 10 -15 to get them done at my local hairdressers.
So had a wee shifty on fleabay and it seems I can get iris scissors for vets for 3.00!!!!!

Am I missing something here ??????
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:33 PM
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Graham also have a look at embroidery scissors.
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Caimore standard fine point scissors (serrated blade) Caimore fly tying scissors | Caimore Direct for 3.15
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Caimore standard fine point scissors (serrated blade) Caimore fly tying scissors | Caimore Direct for 3.15
I've used these and it's cutting for peanuts. Two seasons old too. Fly tying is an indulgent pastime so, all sorts of Herbert's will try to remove your wad to theirs. 30 scissors? It's just for bankers...
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It was your recommendation that put me onto them.

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If you have lots of scissors then with time they will all go blunt. So 2 the lines of thought. Option A) buy more scissors and again the sharpness is back in your life and cutting the small fluffy stuff is an exciting challenge made easy with new equipment.

Option B) buy a couple of diamond sharpening stones in various grits and read up how to sharpen scissors properly angles etc. Again confidence is now super high feel good factor with the fact that any scissor you pick up you can use knowing that you can repair them with a couple of strokes of diamond. The sharpness will remain so long as your own diamond stones ie just a heck of a long time.

Oh avoid the videos on YouTube showing Japanese water stones and concave scissor sharpening. If seen everyone will just stick with option A)

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Old 12-08-2017, 02:40 AM
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Bizarrely I started with option B) I had stones already and bought some "new scissors" that didn't cut that well at all. I re shaped the blade angles of attack, mirror polished the edges and that particular pair has not gone blunt on me again and is a still my favourite pair.

........I have even more scissors now than that first pair I bought which are still sharp. How the hell does that work!!

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Not sure how you blunt fly tying scissors unless your using them for other things. I have a pair of toenail clippers for wires,(30 years old), and two pair (one fine point and one curved and not so fine), both over 40 years old and never been sharpened). Buy good quality and look after them (if you have the years left), or pass them on to another generation.
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I use "iris" or gum scissors, same item just a different name etc. However get a decent pair, for around a tenner & you'll not only be amazed at how well they cut & right to the extreme tips of the blades, but if you get the longest ones available you'll be able o see what you're cutting as your hand is kept out of the sight line.
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fiskar 4 inch sewing scissors work perfectly fine for the majority of my fly tying needs

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