New In The Shop – Crocodile Dundee’s Scissors?


At a recent gathering of the Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association I picked up some goodies at the pre-event tailgating session.  Among them was this gigantic pair of $5 scissors, a bit dirty and tarnished but still working excellently (shown in comparison to another recent pair of new-to-me scissors). To paraphrase Mick Dundee, “Now THAT’S a pair of scissors!”

I do not yet know all the ways I will put it to work in the shop, but already know they are perfect for card stock, machine-made veneers, leather, etc.  I’ve owned metal snips that were less robust.