|Fiskars 4″ Folding Scissors|
Fiskars has come to my crafting rescue with their new 4″ folding Scissors. For as long as I can remember, I have had a tiny pair of folding scissors attached to my keys, to my backpack zipper pulls, and in the tote for each of my projects. I used to buy them at the neighborhood hardware store from a bucket at the cash registers, usually for about a quarter. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find them for years and I have lost all of my old ones. I had been resorting to tossing cheap nail clippers into my bags, but this is not ideal because the blades can still catch and ruin delicate needlework.
|Size compared with a quarter. Compact!|
The scissors are 4″ from the tips to the end of the handles. The blades are less than 2″ long, perfect for quick snips of thread.
|Small, Sturdy and Useful|
Right out of the package, the scissors are stiff and difficult to open and fold. I have had them for a couple of weeks now and I can report that while still fairly stiff, the folding mechanism is getting easier and easier. I would like to be able to open them one handed, eventually, as I am usually doing my knitting/needlework projects in the car while my husband drives or at the playground while the kids play and there is nowhere to set a project down to fiddle with scissors.
|The Blades: Blunt Tips|
I would say that these scissors are best suited for the yarn or needlework crafter. I have tried to cut different papers with varying success. Finely detailed work is out, for sure, because the blades are thick and blunt tipped. I found that standard notebook paper cuts well, but tissue and thicker papers result in cuts that are not as smooth as many would desire.
|Tips are protected when folded.|
- The size. Small and compact.
- Blades are small enough that they’re safe for airline travel.
- The bright handles make them easy to spot.
- Convenience for crafters on the go.
- Cost. MSRP is $12.99
- Folding is stiff and difficult at times.
- Sharp enough for quick yarn/thread snips, but don’t expect to cleanly cut your scrapbooking projects.
Do you have a favorite “on the go” craft supply? What do you think of these little folding scissors? Leave a comment and let us know!