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Westcott Eversharp Scissors For Serious Cutting

Reviewing: Westcott Eversharp 8" Scissors  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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These are another pair of scissors from Westcott. Now that I can compare them to the other pair, I like the others better, but these are probably more suited to heavy-duty cutting.

These scissors are from the same company as the titanium scissors that I previously reviewed. Although they look very similar they do not feel the same in the hand.

These are called Eversharp, and are a total of 8" long.. They have stainless steel blades, a cushioned grip with little ribbed edges, and an adjustable pivot. The blades are about 1/8 inch shorter than the other pair. This doesn’t seem like much, but it seems to be an annoying lack when cutting paper.

However, the grips are also a tiny bit more splayed which gives more leverage for cutting. As such, we have decided to keep these in the kitchen where there are often tough cutting jobs.

They are very sharp

The blades are smooth and meet cleanly along the length

Here is a feature that seems strange to me. These claim to be treated with something called Microban technology that “inhibits the uncontrolled growth of microbes.” Huh? In metal? I’m not sure if this is anything real, but since we plan to use these in the kitchen it seemed like a good idea. I’m not sure how I would be able to report on how well it works. I mean, have you ever had a pair of scissors that you felt were covered with more germs than any other utensil?

The grip, although it appears nearly identical to the other pair, is not comfortable to me. For me, it is just a little too big for three fingers and a little too small for four.

Nevertheless, these seem to be very good quality scissors, and we are using them regularly.