I had a pair of Gingher dressmakers, came in tin box w/cover for blades. we moved and step daughter stole them. purchased this pair, they are nothing like the first pair. They stick while cutting hard to use. so disappointed in these. would love to have another pair like the ones I got in the tin box, they were a dream to use. I loved them.... had always wanted a good pair of scissors, was so happy with the pair that was stolen. I have sewed for the international doll club of the United States. I've made wedding gowns, Fair Queen Dresses, Sewed since I was 5 years old. I know good scissors, from bad ones. This brand is tops. sure wish they still had the ones like I first owned, miss them so much. I've sewed for 52 years.
I have had mine for 25 years. They are the best. They can be sharpened if you feel they get dull. The plastic shaft protects them when I travel to quilting class. They are worth every cent and even better when you can get them on sale at JoAnn's.
These are obviously great quality scissors. They cut great. But the handles hurt my hand and they are heavy. Because I sew for a living I had to go back to my cheapo, comfy, orange plastic handled Fiskars. A day working with the metal handled Ginghers nearly gives me blisters.
When I got these scissors, they cut great; for about 8 times. They have not been dropped or abused so they just didn't hold up. I purchased these to cut cloth material with and now they are not even being used. I don't know whether to invest in getting them sharpened or not since they didn't last long the first time.They don't cut any better than the pair I have had for years! Very disappointed in them for the price.
I told my kids we'd play after I found what I ndeeed. Damnit.
The scissors do cut well, but in less than 1 year the gold on the handle has begun to tarnish. I am very disappointed because I would rather have plain silver color than ugly tarnished gold.
I have owned these shears for over 15 years. They stay sharp to the very end when I need to cut the threads right up to the fabric. I do a lot of sewing and make sure they are right beside me at all times. Only need to sharpen once a year, if that.
My last pair was handed down 30 yrs ago by my mom. Have used these for fabric only over those 30 yrs cutting out weekly... take them in for sharping once yrly.. had to bought new ones this yr because after 50 yrs they wore out. Best investment you will make!!!!