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trev

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I like Anvil because most others have child size finger holes.
But the Fiskars MicroTip from Walmart are plenty sharp if your fingers fit. The Slicks look good but I haven't used them. Iris scissors from surgical suppliers work well too, that was my first good pair, even ladies cosmetic scissors or fine tip embroidery scissors worked before brand name tying suppliers came along and still would.
 

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I've used many scissors over the years, most being stainless steel of some type, and they all work fine for awhile, but stainless isn't a particularly hard metal, so they dull. For tying they can last longer as long as you don't cut anything that will dull them quicker, such as wire. I've been able to sharpen most I've had, so that extended the useful life. Some wore out in the joint, and not much you can do but replace them when that happens.

The last scissors I've bought have been Dr Slick Tungsten Carbide, and so far they've been the best I've used. I have 3 pairs in 3 lengths, and all of them have been great. The 3 1/2" have the finer tips, but all 3 ( 4" & 4 1/2") have fine tips, so any of them could be a good choice for general tying purposes.
 

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Just ordered some Kopters. Hopeful

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Let us know how you like the Kopters. I keep my scissors in my hand while I work. I like anvils because they are small and as Trev said, have very comfortable handles. They just disappear into my palm when not in use. I also like the short Dr. Slick razor scissors. I have others for specific tasks, but those are the ones that are in my hand most of the time.
 

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Dr Slick with strait blades as we as another pair with curved blades. The curves blades will trim some heavy synthetics better then the straight blades will.

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There's a little elphin magic in the Kopter Absolutes... these will be going back


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I really like the tiemco razor scissors. They have three different versions and are $$$$. However they are super sharp and wicked fine tips.


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JoJer

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I did file and sharpen a "vee" shaped cutter into the end of the handle of my small whip finisher so I could just turn it around, push it against the thread at the hook eye ,and, boom, done. It works ok but I seldom remember to use it.
If I tried to keep the scissors in my hand as I tied, I'd injure myself for sure. Or forget where I left them. Or some combination of the two.
 
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