Types and uses for cool scissors

Jun 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET

When I think of scissors, I recall trying to learn to cut with them as a child; it seemed quite the insurmountable task. Luckily, it's much like riding a bike. Once you get the hang of it, a whole new world opens up! I've collected links to a bunch of fun scissors that cover many areas of home and life. See which ones you might need!


Norpro Triple Blade Herb Scissors


Norpro Triple Blade Herb Scissors

These handy scissors make quick work of both herbs and stems. They are perfect for use directly over pans while you are sauteing or to add fresh herbs to dips or sauces. The triple blades cut herbs without bruising them so you get the true depth of flavor in every dish.

Chef’s Choice Stainless Steel Poultry Shears


Chef's Choice Stainless Steel Poultry Shears

These sleek and chic scissors look cool in your kitchen while serving to make easy work of boning and cutting poultry and handling other cutting needs in the most popular room in your house. Made of forged surgical stainless steel, they offer a safety latch for safe storing and come apart easily for cleaning.

Crate & Barrel Seafood Scissors


Crate & Barrel Seafood Scissors

First of all the little crab on the handle is adorable, so count me in. For those who love seafood and find themselves cracking, cutting and shelling their way through many a home-cooked seafood meal, these are a must. For deveining shrimp and making child's play out of lobster and crab shells, these 7-inch wonders will have you singing their praises in no time. Bonus: Reviewers said they love these so much they even take them to seafood restaurants!

Crafting and sewing

Fiskars Cuts + More Scissors

Fiskars Cuts + More Scissors

What crafter could resist a scissors that cuts everything from paper to rope and twine and wire, with an ergonomically sculpted handle and a bottle opener to boot? Your Cuts + More Scissors also has an accompanying sheath with a built-in tape cutter and a ceramic scissors sharpener to keep them in tip-top shape for all your crafting projects.

Havel’s Pinking Shears

Havel's Pinking Shears

A pair of pink pinking shears is a must-have for avid crafters and sewing enthusiasts. These lightweight shears feature Japanese stainless steel blades and comfort grip handles.


Lee Valley Tools Forged Flower Shears

Lee Valley Tools Forged Flower Shears

Perfect for pruning or trimming flowers from your yard for indoor arrangements. A Japanese design made to strict standards, these are ideal for deadheading roses.

Way Cool Tools Bypass Garden Pruner

Way Cool Tools Bypass Garden Pruner

I'm a sucker for fun colors when it comes to any kind of tools, so these pruners are right up my alley. The unique design provides continuous lubrication and offers the perfect size for small- to medium-sized hands. I love that these are very easy to spot in the garage, too!

Hair cutting

Zebra Print Royal Pro Hair ShearsZebra Print Royal Pro Hair Shears

Personally I do not recommend cutting your own hair at home as most often it is not a pretty sight once it's finished. But if you insist upon trimming your own bangs or some such thing, you might as well do so with these funky zebra print shears. I would like to reiterate that I do not recommend at-home haircuts! The blades on hair cutting scissors are very sharp, and you can easily hurt yourself if you don't know what you are doing. You are much better off seeing a professional.

Who knew scissors came in so many fun styles and colors and could help in so many ways around the house? Remember that cool scissors also make a fun hostess or housewarming gift for friends or family members. Just when you thought they were only for cutting wrapping paper or getting into a postal delivery, scissors have become cool!

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