DH just came home and told me he could get me a pair of scissors that have the blades coated with tin. He said that he was told that they are supposed to be extremely sharp and durable. I’ve never heard of any like this, can anyone tell me anything about this type of scissors? They are supposed to be expensive.
Tin resists corrosion from water, so it would be useful for anyone cutting wet sails or ropes, but it's generally known as a pliable metal, so I don't understand how tin plating would make the scissors sharper. If you do an archive search on this forum for "Scissors," you'll find a lot of valuable input into different preferences and options for sewing scissors. Sometimes you get what you pay for, but other times, you get an amazing product very cheaply. Two of my favorite and sharpest pairs came in a combo set of Henckels household scissors (five or six different kinds of shears for less than $15), while a specialized and very expensive pair of Fiskars was useless after my first project. And my expensive Gingher shears have held up for thirty years.
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