Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker’s Shears

Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears

  • Ideal for cutting out patterns and trimming seams
  • Includes one pair of 8-inch shears and nylon sheath
  • Precision-ground knife edge for smooth cutting all the way to the points
  • Bent handles provide comfortable, smooth cutting across any flat surface
  • Imported
These knife edged 8-inch bent trimmer shears have a versatile longer length cut and blades strong enough to trim and cut multiple layers of fabric effortlessly. The longer cut is ideal for cutting out patterns and trimming seams. Precision ground knife edge cuts flawlessly all the way to the points. The bent handle allows for smooth comfortable cutting across a tabletop or counter. This package contains one pair of shears and a molded nylon sheath. Imported.

List Price: $ 39.99 Price: $ 17.23




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  1. Earth Watcher says:
    73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent, but not the best fabric shears on the market, September 15, 2011
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    I compared the following fabric shears, listed in order of how well I liked them:

    1. The Kai 7250: 10 inch Professional Shears N7250 (7250) – Professional Shears
    2. The Gingher 10 Inch Knife Edge Bent Trimmers (Note: I list these here because I prefer this length, but I only tested the 8″ and 12″ models below.)
    3. The Kai 7300: 12 inch Professional Shears N7300 (7300) – Professional Shears
    4. The Gingher Knife Edge Bent Trimmers 12
    5. The Gingher G-8T KE Tailors Shears, 8-Inch
    6. The Gingher G-8 8-Inch Knife-Edge Dressmaker’s Shears
    7. The “Kai 110: 11 inch Tailoring Shears S-110 (S-110) – Professional Shears”
    8. The “Kai 7240-AS: 10 inch Serrated Edge Shears N7240-AS (7240-AS) – Professional Shears”

    I bought all the Ginghers on Amazon, and all the Kais from their web site (Amazon doesn’t sell them). I evaluated them by cutting eight 4″ long layered sheets of lightweight cotton fabric at once. My criteria were:

    - smoothness of cutting
    - was the edge straight, or did it wave?
    - comfort of scissors (hand position, weight, tightness of grip)
    - how often did I have to open the scissors to cut the 4″ fabric?

    With all 8″ shears I had to open them too often, resulting in more effort needed to get a straight cut. With all 12″ shears I had to open them too wide, which was difficult even with my very large (size 10+) hands. I thus settled on a 10″ pair.

    The Ginghers are all excellent — better than any of those colored-handle shears I’ve tried. They are rumored to last 25 years, and they’re not that expensive ($25). Of those, the tailoring shears were ever-so-slightly smoother than the dressmaker shears. Not sure why.

    But the Kai 7000 series were simply better. They’re smoother, lighter-weight, sharper, nicer engineering, and they offer a $14 sharpening service. Wow. Them’s be some sharp scissors. Holy cow. Did the “let’s gently run my thumb perpedicular to this blade” test and a minute later realized I was bleeding… Didn’t even feel it. Must also say the customer service was top-notch. They sent me the 3 pair I wanted to test in advance, and didn’t charge my card till I picked the one I liked best.

    Yes, they’re $70. But Gingher’s 10″ pair are $50, too. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, I’d get the “Gingher G-8T KE Tailors Shears, 8-Inch” ($25). If you’re looking for the best fabric shears period, I’d get the Kai 7000 series (the 10″ ones for me).

    Update (01/09/2013): A fellow reviewer pointed out to me that Amazon now carries some of the Kai shears. I have added links above to those they carry at this time. And I still recommend looking at the manufacturer’s web site. They offered me super service — really above and beyond.

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  2. Judith A. Brodnicki says:
    53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gingher is Best!, October 11, 2008
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    Judith A. Brodnicki (Omaha, Nebraska) –
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    I’ve been given a pair of Gingher shears as a bridal shower gift (I made my own wedding dress) and they have been my favorites throughout the last 17 years. They are sharp right to the tips, an essential feature of the shears needed for trimming seams.

    I purchased a second pair so that I’d have one to use while my originals went back to the Gingher factory for sharpening (a service they provide for a mere $7.50). I hope in time to have all Gingher shears in my sewing room!

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