August 24, 2016
Ernest Wright and Son Limited is a family company hand-making the finest scissors and shears in Sheffield, England since 1902. Their highest quality, life-time guarantee scissors and shears are still hand made in Sheffield using traditional skills passed down from generation to generation.
Inside the Sheffield based factory, the scissors are hot forged from stainless steel blanks ready for honing. A team of highly skilled workers skilfully hand operate furnaces to harden and temper the scissor ‘halves’ prior to assembly. Assembly or ‘putting together’ is carried out by the ‘Putter’ who is responsible for the assembly of the scissors prior to packaging.
Watch the video of their incredible processes here.
Ernest Wright & Son - Website
NATIVE is a blog series intended to showcase select brands who implement product manufacture here in the UK. Admittedly, not all aspects of every product can be made here, however we are most interested in those that can.
UK production has changed dramatically over the decades. Like every industry, embracing change is vital, not just to survive but to thrive in conjunction with social, economic and technological advancement.
Recognition of businesses, old and new, that implement outright or even partial local production is something we are genuinely passionate about. As designers, it is our belief that people should know more about how, why and where great products are made in the UK.
NATIVE is our way of sharing this information.
"Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from very simple beginnings."
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