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stork scissors

Chain-Pieced Traditions — Stork Scissors

The stork is a very traditional design for snips. If that seems incredibly random (why not an otter? Or an Irish setter?), maybe it’ll help to know that the decorative design originated with midwife’s scissors hundreds of years ago. (Stork—ah, right! Delivering babies…) They were shaped differently back then—with the beak slightly off-set and tips…