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The Meticulous Art of Handmade Scissors

Jul 21, 2014 | 570 videos
Video by Shaun Bloodworth

Cliff Denton is a putter. As this short documentary explains, he "puts" together shears for Ernest Wright & Sons Ltd., one of England's few remaining handmade scissor manufacturers. Watch as he grinds, sharpens, hammers, bends, and buffs pieces of metal to create sturdy, beautiful tools.

Author: Chris Heller

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