These are the original famous Chinese scissors that have been often copied, but never equaled. These precision scissors are perfectly suited for fine fabrics, general use and bonsai trimming. These are heirloom quality scissors that will last for years. In a recent enhancement, a length of quality tubing has been added to the handles as padding to prevent any soreness to your hands with continuous use. These cushions are not glued on and can be cut off if preferred. About this 350 year old company: Zhang Xiaoquan opened its doors during the Qing dynasty during Emperor Kangxi's reign in 1663 AD. The brand was designated for imperial use in the Qing Dynasty court and got a special award from Emperor Qianlong. The crafting of these scissors require processes that evolved over three centuries: high-quality steel is set into wrought iron which is then forged and hammered into cutting edges. Next the edges are finely ground with mineral rich mud bricks from the area. You'll find the action to be smooth and sure. The company has received awards for excellence at the Southern Coast Industrial Exposition in 1910, the 1915 Panama Pacific Imitational Exposition and the 1926 Expo in Philadelphia. The age-old forging techniques of Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors have been included in the list of China's intangible cultural heritage.
To round out the collection, we have included two new designs from the same factory