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Lefty kitchen shears.

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by jakescott7, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. jakescott7

    jakescott7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2015
    anybody got a good suggestion for a good pair of left hand kitchen shears. I cook for a living and work in a seafood restaurant. All the scissors at work are righty and ive been eyeballing the shun premium shears. Although they are ambi in description, in real life they are more righty than id prefer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks yall.
     
  2. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

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    Jan 23, 2017
    Serious Eats just covered kitchen shears (the best kitchen shears) and they suggested one of the Kai Taskmaster. The reviewer was left handed, so usability was important.
     
  3. G-son

    G-son

    28
    Apr 26, 2016
    I like Fiskars in general, they do have left handed scissors that may be of interest to you - I'm right handed so I have not tried those, but I'm guessing they're good too.
     
  4. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

    127
    Jan 23, 2017
    From what I have read, Fiskars went down the Gerber path a bit. I don't know if quality went down in their entire product line, but they don't have a tiered quality system like some kitchen knife makers do. So check reviews and consider possible price for quality balance.
     
  5. jakescott7

    jakescott7 Gold Member Gold Member

    14
    Dec 2, 2015
    thanks for the replies. ive checked out the reviews on a few fiskars and gerbers and they seem ok, and im sure would do the job, but they arent scratching my knifeguy itch. i found that although kai usa produces the 7240 shun premium kitchen shears theres no pure lefty model, but kai japan makes a pure lefty model 7250L. the difference being the handedness and the inability to dissassemble the 7250Ls. this has been my hangup because ill be using them in a seafood restaurant and thorough cleaning is a must. i even contacted kai usa and asked about a handle swap option but i guess the two companies arent as closely related as i thought. maybe a custom option exists that im unaware of? ill take bohler m390 lefty shears with copper carbon fiber grips,thanks..
     
  6. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Anybody making custom shears ?
     

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