This review is for one of Fiskars scissors in the Softouch range. The one’s I am reviewing today are;
Softouch Micro-Tip Scissors #9921
- They are compact, 155 mm in length tip to tail
- Small size useful for detail work, blade length 48 mm
- They are light in the hand. They weigh in at 36g
- The scissors natural position is open, you use your hand strength to close them to cut, open your hand and they open with your hand. Essentially they open as far as your own hands do
- Can be used by left or right handed people
- Softouch handles. Rubber grip handles are smooth yet give the comfortable grip they advertise
- Easy to store, they close to a smaller area than taken by regular scissors, 47mm at their widest point
- They would be good if you go to classes as they won’t take up much space in your box
- They have a silky smooth, very clean cut
- The orange slider holds the scissors closed
- The handle style is a good idea if you have difficulties with ‘normal’ scissors, for whatever reason, especially because you use your entire hand to operate the opening/closing of the scissors to cut, not just thumb and finger
- I find the spring that controls the opening of the handles a bit strong. (See *)
- If allowed to open fully, without holding them the open handle span is 8.5cm. I have small hands and this is a bit wide for me.
- Narrow handles the width of the handle is 11 mm, good for small hands but not so easy to handle with limited dexterity.
- Their compact nature means that the orange slider to keep the scissors closed gets in the way a bit in use
- The shortness of the handles tends to make me pinch my palm as I close the blades, you can solve this by holding the scissors lower down the handles rather than close to the top, but my limited dexterity mean I needed to hold them near their wider shoulder area.
- The blades could have done with a cover as the tip is pointed and very sharp, if you are searching for something in your box and find these tip first OUCH!
All this is a personal opinion based on how I found these scissors in use. It is a matter of personal preference in all these matters.
*Please bear in mind that I have R.S.I issues, so my hands are weak. Items I have issues with, those without such problems would not necessarily find difficult.
This link will take you to the Softouch range on Fiskars manufacturing site www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/s_softouch.aspx
Best wishes and thanks for reading