Japanese Copper Scissors

Hand-forged copper scissors. Ideal for general use, as well as for cutting finer objects like stationery or fabric. The copper will gain a unique patina over time. Made in Japan by one family since 1928. (more info)

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From the Tajika family’s hands to yours, these scissors have the appealing form of natural copper and the function you would expect from a manufacturer that has been creating scissors since 1928. Each pair is forged, hammered and sharpened by hand. The copper blades are tempered to a high heat, making them malleable. Wooden mallets are then used to carefully pound the blades into the desired shape. Finally, the Tajikas sharpen the blades to precision using a sharpening wheel.

Use & Care

To keep the scissors cutting smoothly, apply sewing machine oil or a drop of vegetable oil to the joint of the blades.

Over time and with regular use, the copper scissors will change in color and surface texture. This is not damage, but simply the copper molecules settling in and getting comfortable. This naturally occurring patina will develop over time to create a one-of-a-kind finish. If you prefer to restore the original copper sheen, you can polish the scissors with a soft cloth and cleaning solution. Read more about how to do this here.

Production & Design

This ironworks brand has specialized in creating hand-crafted scissors since 1928. Their motto is “see, hold, use,” conveying the importance of form, function and comfort. Today, the company is in its fourth generation, with father and son working side by side.


7 ½ inches long
2 ½ inches at widest point 
2.85 ounces (81g)


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