|My trusty scissors and battered leather holster|
Those of you with long memories will recall a post six years ago in which I rather bafflingly eulogised about my love for my then fifteen-year-old scissors that I use for maintenance. This post was occasioned by temporarily losing them. I still own and love them, or did until last week...
I thought I had lost them for good at a bar in Bournemouth (while working rather than partying, in case it needs spelling out). Bereft, I went as far as ordering some replacements, but as is the way in the modern world they are not as good as my originals.
More troublingly it appears impossible to buy a scissor holster, certainly off Amazon; most are just a bit too narrow.
Then yesterday, while working in our delivery Transit near Basingstoke they miraculously appeared from under the driver's seat, despite me having checked the Transit's interior carefully when I lost them. Oddly I am fairly sure I didn't lose them in the Transit. Still, full of joy as I was I treated my colleagues to coffees as we drove round Hampshire to celebrate my being reunited with my scissors.
Why the level of love for some cheap florist's scissors? To quote my 2014 eulogy:
"...the combination of a short blade for precision, and a curved blade for strength means they can do what most of my staff need a separate pair of scissors and secateurs for."
Most of my staff carry straight bladed general scissors, which are great for trimming leaves, and secateurs for proper pruning. These do both.
Anyway, a little consumer advice for you if you are looking for houseplant scissors: this twin pack is the best I have found:
|The best I can currently find|
Though the handles are rather flimsy and I suspect my pair will outlast them for that reason. The crucial thing to look for when hunting for a pair is that short, curved blade, as it grips what you are trying to cut, rather than sliding off.
But you can't have mine!