Two swans mother of pearl style embroidery scissors
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This spectacular pair of embroidery scissors represents two gracious swans back to back.
The handles are made from imitation mother of pearl, a material which was often used in the past for delicate sewing items.
These scissors, including the pompom and the "S" medaillon, are made entirely in France.
It should be pointed out that it takes a dozen qualified people to make each pair.
Our scissors are presented in a Sajou box. A label on the inside cover explains the manufacturing process.
An important detail enables us to judge the quality of a pair of scissors; the pairing marks - the number which you can see on the interior of each of the blades( you will notice the number "47" on the photos presented here). This number is different on each pair of scissors and indicates that both parts have been paired together from the first assemblage to make a perfect match. After the first fitting, the scissors are taken apart and each shear undergoes the different processing operations before being reassembled and finished.
In the 19th century such scissors would need the craftsmanship of a cutler for the steel blades and an ornamental turner for the mother of pearl work. Nowadays the distribution of the work is quite similar: the blades are still made by a master cutler, and the handles are created in our own ateliers.
The difference with the vintage models is that ours are more solid and extremely light, making them a joy to use.
Rachael W. published the 04/03/2019 following an order made on 24/02/2019
Patricia G. published the 21/01/2019 following an order made on 03/01/2019
These scissors are everything I could wish for, they extremely beautiful but at the same time functional, I just love them...Thank you Sajou
Anonymous A. published the 17/11/2018 following an order made on 01/11/2018
Disappointed ☹️ poorly put together. Hand made? I don’t think so.
Anonymous A. published the 06/11/2018 following an order made on 26/10/2018
Anonymous A. published the 07/11/2017 following an order made on 27/10/2017
love it so much
Anonymous A. published the 07/11/2017 following an order made on 25/10/2017
precision and perfection. I strongly recommend.
Anonymous A. published the 26/04/2017 following an order made on 17/04/2017
Lovely swans. So happy.