Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Got my hands on this old Rich. A. Herder dressmakers shears made in Solingen, Germany, and spent a little time bringing them back to life. As bought condition. (25kr roughly equals $2,50 US) After ~2h bathing in citric acid, reassembled just for testing. Didn't cut fabric, but paper was no problem. Then again, childrens scissors made of plastic cuts paper too... Comparison, one blade untouched, the other has had the inside slightly flattened to remove pitting due to the rust along the edge. (Notice the shallow hollow grind, the stones only touch the edges of the blade.) All sharpening complete. The two small stones were used for flattening and "polishing" the inside of the blades (as much as a washita can be said to polish), the coarser large stone was used alone for the "outside" edge. Job complete. Tried it on denim and a few other things, works well. Another old quality product (pre WW2 I'm guessing) back in useful condition again, lots of life left in it as long as it's kept dry so it doesn't rust again.