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Professional tailors shears
« on: March 17, 2016, 05:20:36 PM »
Tools of this type are usually a lifetime investment and if they are maintained correctly and kept away from butchers, they have a very long life, usually in excess of the original buyer.


William Whitely and Sons
Lakeside, Rother Valley Way, Holbrook Industrial Estate, Sheffield S20 3RW, United Kingdom
Wilkinson Tailors Shears
Wilkinson are a very old company with a history of making blades for some hundreds of years. They make 3 sizes of professional tailors shears.
12 inch     http://www.whiteley.co.uk/tailors_shears_and_dressmaking/4120bs12_wilkinson_tailors_shear_big_bolt_12_inch_P657.html
13 inch     http://www.whiteley.co.uk/tailors_shears_and_dressmaking/4120bs13_tailors_shear_big_bolt_13_inch_P658.html
13.5 inch http://www.whiteley.co.uk/tailors_shears_and_dressmaking/4141bs135_tailors_shear_big_bolt_135_inch_P659.html
You can generally get a better price by buying from a company called Prosharp.
http://www.prosharp.co.uk/products.asp?st=brand&macrocat=Textile+Craft+Industry+Scissors&brand_id=74&brand_name=William+Whiteley+%26+Sons+Sheffield+Scissors
This is a 13.5 pair of Wilkinson shears from Prosharp.



Ernest Wright and Son Limited
Endeavour Works 58 Broad Lane Sheffield S1 4BT England, UK
A family company that has been in business since 1902.
http://www.ernestwright.co.uk/catalogue/browse.aspx?productId=315&breadcrumb=13_50


Robuso Tailors Shears
For tailors who enjoy German precision, a well respected company.
http://www.robuso.com/robuso-tailors-shears-1020-c-pc-t1-99102010318


KRETZER SPIRALE Tailor's Shears - 12.0" / 30 cm
German made Kretzer tailors shears. Note that their web site has a range from 12 inch down to smaller sizes.
http://www.kretzershop.de/Professional/Industrial-Production/KRETZER-SPIRALE-Tailors-Shears-12-0-30-cm::212.html?MODsid=opj5hdd9bg2iknobt77hf00nv5



KAI Scissor and shears
High precision Japanese made scissor and shears available from 12 inch down to smaller sizes.
http://kaiscissors.com/kai-7300-12-inch-professional-shears/


MUNDIAL Tailors shears and scissors
Mundial S.A.,Porto Alegre, Brazil.
A widely distribute middle price range series of popular scissor and shears.
No main link is given as they are widely distributed and available on eBay.
This is a pair of the 12 inch Signature series of Mundial shears.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2016, 03:04:39 AM by hutch-- »
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Re: Professional tailors shears
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 10:06:30 PM »
Thats great Hutch I never found the Robuso before.  How does Kretzer/spirale stand up these days?

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Re: Professional tailors shears
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 10:33:56 PM »
Look like they are well made, reasonably standard Solingen pattern and usually very good steel and heat treatment. Added to the list for your pleasure.  :)
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Re: Professional tailors shears
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 07:32:20 AM »
Hutch, what do you know about Coricama? An Italian brand. I have a pair almost in my hands if the bidding goes well...

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Re: Professional tailors shears
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 10:36:46 AM »
Henry,

I have never owned a pair of Coricama shears but I have occasionally seen a pair on eBay. They are very similar in design to the Wiss shears of about 1940 and if they are in good condition and sharp they are very good shears. From what I can tell, the batch of recent Italian made shears were made by the same company as they look identical to the Coricama shears I have seen on eBay.
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