Friday, October 26, 2012

Old pair of hand-forged scissors is a work of art

I am fascinated by old tools. The ingenuity of yesteryear's toolmakers was amazing, and I also think that many old tools are much more aesthetically pleasing than their modern-day counterparts. The photo above is of an old pair of hand-forged scissors that came from my father-in-law's shop.

The next pair of scissors is a pair of modern sewing shears I borrowed from my wife. Functional, but not overly pretty.

Next is a pair of modern office scissors. More streamlined, but the overall design seems not very well balanced. The old pair of hand-forged scissors may not be as ergonomically correct as modern scissors, but it is much more beautiful. And it also cuts pretty well too.

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