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Welcome to our "Scissors Heaven!"
We have an entire display case full of the most wonderful Solingen Steel Cutlery from Germany, unusual novelty scissors from France, top quality embroidery scissors from Italy -- just a wonderful array! We're highlighting a few here, and will be adding more to treat you! (I kind of have this "scissor thing"...)

Featured here some styles from: Gingher, Dovo, Wasa, and some French and Italian importers. (Many have no names, per se, and since the invoices are often in German or Italian, I have no idea just what they call them! We just know that we LOVE them! So we've given all of them our own "SN numbers," to keep them straight!!!)   I'll try to give you some info about each!!!


Announcing The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissors!
DOVO Solingen - click for more Limited Edition Gold Embroidery Scissors by DOVO
Directly from Solingen, Germany - Exclusive to The Silver Needle

The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissor Circle - click for more To celebrate our 35th Year in business, we commissioned embroidery scissors from our favorite scissor manufacturer - DOVO - of Solingen, Germany! What a fun Birthday Celebration for us.
We chose super-favorite styles that DOVO has never produced in their brushed gold finish before. The scissors will never be available to anyone else... they are exclusive to The Silver Needle ONLY! It is our One-Time 35th Anniversary... so once they are gone, they will be gone forever!

The DOVO company manufactured fine cutlery for almost 140 years. The embroidery scissors they make are painstakingly precise in measurement and balance. Their tips are sharp - be careful - you can cut yourself with these! The cutting action is soooo smooth - something about the featured brushed finish of our Anniversary Set feels like nothing else. DOVO scissors are simply lovely to look at, hold and use! These are definitely a treat for any stitcher!!!

Our scissors are forged from Stainless Steel, machine and hand-honed into perfectly smooth pieces. Treated to a "Gold Plating Bath," we end up with beautiful, sleek cutting instruments for our needlework. Since these styles were never *in the production schedule* till we commissioned them (it took 2 years to get to this point!)... they are being made NOW... only for us!

Presenting our 2019 Anniversary Scissors: The Antonia, Margaret and (now sold out) Pauline. Named after my Grandmother, Aunt and Mother, we named our scissors so they'd be easy to identify... and not be just more 'pretty faces' in the world of scissors! Here we go:
  • Margaret - Wow... this is a wonderful little 3-1/2 inch scissor. The blades are CURVED. NO... you don't get a 'curved cut' -- remember there just a razor-sharp, and very thin edge that is touching your threads as each is cut! The scissors are straight, but the blades curve 'up' a little, which gives your hand much more room to 'get in there' to get a close cut. You can maneuver your scissors much closer to where you want to be. Might seem strange, but you'll love how they feel. Margaret's blades are only 3/4 of an inch long, but the length on the way to handles gives you lots of leverage, very precise and nice to use! (My Aunt Margaret wasn't the 'curvy type' gal... but she was the single sister, she had a glamorous job downtown, and spending the night at her house was the BEST! Together with my Mom, she loaned me my SN starter $$!)
  • Antonia - A sleek and slender 4-inch stainless steel scissor... over the years we have had this style in other finishes, but never the gold plated and then brushed finish that gives these such an elegant patina. Antonia's blades are 1-1/2 inches long. While this style is only 1/2 an inch longer than the more prevalent 3-1/2 inch styles... that extra half-inch REALLY adds a lovely feel. (Named after my maternal grandmother - Antonia was actually very short and stocky by the time I was old enough to know and love her. She came from Slovenia at age 18 to marry my grandfather. They were separated for the first night by the gate at Ellis Island!)
So... Treat yourself to perfectly lovely needlework scissors. I am sure you have lots of fun designs in your stash to stitch fobs or scissor cases for them... if you don't... we can help with that, too!

DOVO Anniversary Scissors come with a Special Anniversary Leather Scissor Sheath - (regularly $4.95... but included.)

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)



Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Gingher Shears and Scissors


Rynn, the 2022 Gingher Limited Edition Designer Series - click to see more Rynn - The 2021 Annual Gingher Designer Series Scissors and Shears
Here are this year's enaneled scissors by Gingher! Gingher describes Rynn as 'an organic, nature-inspired and balanced color palette which adds a calm, meditative energy to your collection.' Well, I'm not always calm when I'm cutting... but I DO love pretty scissors!

Traditional Gingher quality in these, very nice, sturdy embroidery scissors for lightweight threads and heavy-duty dressmaker shears for fabrics. Limited Edition for 2021!


Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors
Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors - click to see more
Due to arrive any day, (August of 2019) this year's pretty, decorated Gingher Designer Scissors feature a floral medley of green, blue and white! They are available in:
4-inch Embroidery - suitable for snipping threads.
8-Inch Sewing Shears - designed to cut fabrics.
**NEVER paper with your Ginghers!**

Pretty to look at because of the enameled design finish on the handles, dreamy to use because they are so substantial in feel... you'll love these scissors!

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more Cutting Recommendations for Scissors: Cotton or silk flosses and threads. Fine needlepoint and knitting yarns. Never paper.
Cutting Recommendations for Shears: Moderate to heavy needlepoint and knitting yarns and fabrics. Never paper.

Four Different Small Embroidery Styles from Gingher - click to see a larger view
Four Different Small Embroidery Styles
Each comes with its own leather protective sheath for the blades.
From left to right: Lion's Tail, Epaulette, Stork and Large-Handled. The first three are 3-1/2 inches in overall length, while the large-handled style is 4-inches... just a bit bigger - for a larger hand.

Ginghers are generally on the more 'sturdy' end of our embroidery scissors. NEVER EVER cut paper with them. Cut nothing too heavy - like yarns (or you will loosen and ruin the tension screw) and DO NOT drop them. They'll give you years of good use!

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more Cutting Recommendations for Scissors: Cotton or silk flosses and threads. Fine needlepoint and knitting yarns. Never paper.
Cutting Recommendations for Shears: Moderate to heavy needlepoint and knitting yarns and fabrics. Never paper.



WASA Scissors
WASA Scissors

What an exquisite treat we have in the shop!!! From the Solingen Valley of Germany, WASA is world-famous top-quality cutlery manufacturer -- a compliment to and competitor of DOVO! We have some new styles that we used to carry (but haven't been able to get for almost 10 years!) and some pretty new offerings!

Stainless steel, hand-forged, gold plating decoration, razor-sharp blades and tips, smooth and 'buttery' cutting action... just like DOVO embroidery scissors... WASA delivers the excellence of German artistry you will LOVE! Each has the WASA name and Solingen embossed into the blades. Choose our Regular-sized leather sheaths for these -- not the Preemie/small size... the double-sized are OK... but a little large.
Two beautiful pairs of scissors
SN21 The Buckingham
A delicate little 3 1/2" scissor... the lightest weight we have... these are truly breathtaking! Such a pretty presentation! They cut beautifully, but are not for heavy weight threads or fabrics!

These are a favorite for fancy needle cases and shadow box arrangements.

DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)

Victorian Hearts Scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany
Victorian Hearts by WASA of Solingen, Germany

These come in a more rounded style - both are pretty and lovely to use. Both are 3 3/4".

DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


3 1/2 inch Serpentines by WASA of Solingen, Germany Serpentine and Bullion Scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany
The 3-1/2 classic embroidery! These designs are from antique molds - they're all in museums now - so a very old, favorite design.

SO special and elegant in your sewing cases and scissor collections!
DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)



Storks and 3.5 inch embroidery scissors from Wasa - click to see the storks opened
Lovely embroidery scissors, all are made in the Solingen Region of Germany... and area world-renown for top quality cutlery.
All feature stainless steel cutting blades, and some have gold plating... just lovely! Excellent cutting action, smooth blades, with nice, sharp tips!

The Storks - This is a classic embroidery scissor style... most commonly presented with gold handles and a gold bird! Beautiful little scissors, the blades are the bird's beak - very slender! Both are stainless - one has some gold plating, the other is classic shiny steel! And now we have a 3-1/2 inch silver stork and a gold 4 inch stork!

Our 6-1/2 Inch Storks are razor sharp - just like their smaller counterparts. Just bigger, and more striking, this size is so unusual, just really a treat to hold and use!

WASA Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)




Dr Slick Razor-Sharp Scissors
Presenting Dr Slick Razor-Sharp Scissors

Comparing Dr Slick finger holes with our Dovo Antonia Coming to us from the Fly-Fishing Industry are these incredible 3-1/2 and 4-inch scissors with huge "Gold Loop" finger holes that can handle some pretty serious cutting tasks! Wonderfully rounded handles with a nice weight to them, these feature larger finger holes and wonderfully fine and sharp precision cutting blades.

Take a look at our comparison picture showing the difference between our DOVO embroidery scissors and the handles of these scissors.

Dr Slick uses words like 'Hypodermic Tips' and Tungsten Carbide to describe his scissors. They cut like a dream, and you need them! In trying to decide which ones to get... you really can't go wrong with any of them. Only the Synthetics - #SN65 - really stand out as a different style and feel from the rest. Here are our favorites so far!
Dr Slick SN60 3-1/2 Inch Arrow Dr Slick SN61 3-1/2 Inch Micro Tip Arrow Dr Slick SN62 3-1/2 Inch Micro Tip All Purpose Dr Slick SN63 3-1/2 Inch Tungsten Carbide Arrow Dr Slick SN64 3-1/2 Inch Iris Dr Slick SN65 5-inch Synthetics
  • SN60 - Arrow Scissors - 3-1/2 Inch long with short, sharp blades - the fly-fishers use that notch on the blades of help cut WIRE! The signature Gold Loop finger holes are rounded and nicely sized... trimmed in gold. Entire scissor is Stainless Steel. Super-fine micro-serrated blade, you can barely feel it, but it helps keep threads from slipping around while you cut.
  • SN61 - Arrow Scissors - 3-1/2 Inch long, these have a slightly longer and thinner blade than the #60. These are the 'Hyperdermic tips!' (Which sounds serious to me!) Stainless Steel. Again, the micro-serrations on the blades to keep your threads in place, they still cut smoothly though. You can see the tiny serrations if you hold these in the light just right.
  • SN62 - Micro-Tip All Purpose - 4-Inch Long... Same Gold Loop handle shape as the Arrow, no notch on the blades (although not many stitchers cut wire all the time, so that's OK), they have that 4-inch length with is REALLY nice. Stainless Steel. Blades are a bit over an inch long - just a little longer than the #60 or #61. Again, micro-serration - like little knives with handles! Same as the SN66 but Micro-tip.
  • SN63 - Tungsten Carbide Arrow Scissors - 3-1/2 Inches long. This metal is 7-times harder than stainless steel and these will hold their sharp blade edge longer. They can handle synthetics - like all the metallics and rayon specialty threads we like to use. These are like the SN60, except they are Tungsten Carbide instead of Stainless Steel, and they feature the black coating on the Gold Loop handles... so I guess they are 'Black Loops!"
  • SN64 - Iris Scissors - 3-1/2 Inch. Their Classic Scissor - features the micro Hypodermic tips and classic gold loop handle style. Again, that fine serration to keep your threads where you want them to be when cutting them.
  • SN65 - Synthetic Scissors - 5 Inches in length, they promise you can cut heavy natural and synthetic materials with these. Great, comfortable handles, the blades are still very tapered and thin and feature heavier serrations (you can feel them a little more when you flex the blades). Dr Slick tells his fly-fishers they can cut glo bug yarn, foam, leather, plastic, bead chain, lead, wire and mylar with these... so I think they'll do great on our metallics and heavy threads! Again, super-super sharp!

Dr Slick SN66 4-Inch All Purpose Dr Slick SN67 4-Inch Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Dr Slick SN68 4-inch Iris
  • SN66 - All Purpose Scissors - 4-Inch, A really nice, heavy-duty scissors - that extra 1/2 inch really offers a lot of cutting and hand comfort. Micro-serrations, inch-long blades... overall really good. Same as the SN62, but not the micro-tip.
  • SN67 - Tungsten Carbide All Purpose - 4 Inches of bliss! Same style as the #66, but the harder metal!
  • SN68 - 4-Inch Iris Scissors - Basically the same as the All Purpose, except that Iris features the hypodermic sharp tip. (The other is just as sharp, I think; they'll both draw blood!) It's just that extra 1/2 an inch... it is great for larger hands.



Bohin of France
BOHIN Scissors


Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie SN29 2-5/8 Preemie Scissors by Bohin
Directly from France, we have these delightful little shiny gold scissors that are a teeny 2-5/8 inch in size. A petite size, these have a fairly sharp point, and I think a very slightly serrated blade. Serration -- that is the texturing on the blades -- like a ripply tomato or steak knife. It holds your thread in place better so when you cut; it's clean. (Your thread hasn't slid on the scissor blade and given you a frayed cut.)

Bohin of France - click for moreThe gold on these looks elegant... they are NOT a 'cheapie looking' pair of scissors!!! Very Nice!

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)

Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie
  • Bohin SN39 Stainless Heart - These are such a classic style, and offered in a shiny finish to their stainless steel. Actually closer to 3-3/4 inches.
  • Bohin SN60 Extra-Large Gold Handled - Stainless blades with these nice, large finger holes, these are super-sharp little scissors! 3-1/2 inches.
  • Bohin 3-1/2 Storks - Probably the most recognizable scissor style of all, these are charming, and fun to use! Traditionally the blades aren't always as sharp on the very tip - they are more rounded like a bird beak. The Bohin Stork is more heavy duty than the WASA Stork.
Bohin of France - click for more Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


Autumn Luster & Ocean Blue Scissors from Bohin of France Autumn Luster Scissors from Bohin of France
These are 3-1/2 inch stainless, and feature a softly curved handle shape. What makes them so pretty is the special finish... a marbling of translucent gold, black and cinnamon colors all bonded onto the metal. Not dipped or air-brushed... this finish is ON THERE!

So pretty, I've never seen anything like these! Very well balanced, nice and sharp, a smooth cutting action, these are just a really nice little pair of scissors! (Not to mention how good they'll look in stitched scissor cases!) Love, love the colors!
Bohin of France - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


Double Leather Sheaths -- click here to see a larger view!
Leather Scissor Sheaths
Thin, soft leather... the larger double sheaths hold two pair of scissors together! Measuring approx 4 inches long, they will hold scissors that are larger than the regular 3-1/2 embroidery size. Small, simple and functional!
Also featured are the new tiny size, and the regular.


Polka Dot Scissor Sheaths! - click to see more Polka Dot Scissor Sheaths! - click to see more
Polka Dot Scissor Sheaths!
Aren't these fun? These are pretty 'pleather' polka dot covers for your scissors. (Pleather is a kind way to say 'fake leather' or 'soft plastic!') Offered in 6 colors and 2 different sizes, the smaller 2-1/2 inch one fits a standard 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissor. The larger 3-1/4 inch sheath will work for 4 to 5-inch scissors. But... actually each will do the job for either size - some just like more shank coverage, and some scissors fit in one size better than the other.

In the pic, I have our 4-inch Antonia by DOVO pictured with the larger sheath, and our 3-1/2 Buckingham by WASA pictured by the smaller ones. (If you have to have a specific color, not a problem, just let us know in the comments box during your check-out process - we'll do our best!)




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