Here’s something for you to think about when you’ve run out of things to think about. If scissors became sentient, would they still want to be scissors? I mean, they’ve been forced to be executioners and act as mobile guillotines! Here’s a short film from David Sandell showing a scissor escaping the life of being a…
A knife and a pair of scissors are like cousins. They do similar things but also require completely different builds. It wouldn’t seem too difficult to transform one into the other but the work required is more than you’d think. Here’s a look at how you can turn a scissor blade into a folding pocket knife. Building…
Your days of never getting shotgun are over, thanks to this new video from Numberphile that breaks down the best strategies for winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Since the ancient Egyptians who supposedly invented them, scissors have been a constant in human civilization. After knives, they're likely the most common household object the average person owns. Just look around your house: You have them for your nails, your paperwork, your kitchen, sewing—even kids have their own…
You'll get lost watching him work. I definitely did. Cliff Denton is a 'putter' for Ernest Wright & Sons, the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors there is, and he literally puts together scissors with his hands. He's a master at it. Watching him work is mesmerizing and satisfying to see. It's basically art.
When you're working near your toolbox, keeping an assortment of snips within easy reach for various tasks is a great way to stay productive. But when you're working someplace your toolbox can't go, like at the top of a ladder, Crescent's new Switchblade snips are a better option letting you carry a single handle with…
At one point or another, who of us hasn't risked losing a finger by opening a pair of scissors and using them as a quick, impromptu knife? It turns out they're a pretty good way to open taped boxes without horribly slicing what's inside, so Quirky took the idea and created a pair of scissors called the Sheath that's…
Instead of incorporating a useless pair of tiny scissors into a multi-tool, Leatherman has used a pair of industrial-looking snips as the base for its new Raptor tool.
Do you ever find yourself looking for a certain tool, but you can't find it? Over the course of a year, there are dozens of things you could use Colghan's 12-in-1 Scissors for.
It's obvious why these brilliant scissors with a built-in tape dispenser aren't available in every office supply store in the country. They want you to have to buy both products separately—increasing the store's profits while you sit at home fumbling your way through another botched attempt at wrapping gifts.
Rock, paper, scissors … shoot. We've all played the game as a child and an adult, but did you know there's an easy way to increase your odds of winning. All you have to do is close your eyes.
I love my knife; I carry it everywhere. It's nothing fancy, just a sturdy little lockback—but for most household chores it's more than sufficient. Well, it was more than sufficient, until I got my hands on the new Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors.
It must be hard work, selling boring office space. Strip lighting, gleaming floors, glass partitions...oh god, I've fallen asleep on my keyboard. But wait! A property developer brought in the big guns for a London office. Or technically, the big highlighter, scissors, masking tape and measuring tape...
Here's something that should've happened way sooner: a pair of scissors that doesn't just pathetically snip snip snip at things but opens bottles, cuts through wire, shreds boxes, pierces holes and does a bunch of other rad stuff. Diagram, please:
Okay, people who make scissors. We can do this. We can take these concept scissors, that use magnets to provide 90% of the cutting force and lock shut when you reverse their polarity, and make them a reality. Right? Please?
I can't say I've ever had a problem with the current design of scissors which has served us well since the mid-1700s, but designer Spencer Nugent has seen fit to magic up these Comfort Grip scissors.
Augmented reality's used in pointless ways, but here's finally something decent: A rock-paper-scissors shirt. Just plop down by a computer and play with the creepy hand jumping out from your chest like the fun people in this demo video.
Designer Effrat Gommeh sketched out a pair of scissors that slip over the index and middle fingers and actually cut when you make that cutting motion Uncle Joey loved so much on Full House.
These solid silver, rhodium-coated scissor cufflinks are cutting edge and all, and very shiny, but at $550 for the pair I think I'll just rummage around the kitchen drawer and bend a pair of my own, thank you very much. Oh, what's that? They open and close, just like real scissors? Sold! [A+R Store]