It’s much more than the handle colour
In this post we want to inform you that the difference between left and right handed scissors has nothing to do with the colour of the handles. Gasp! It also has nothing to do with the shape of the handles. Special contours on the scissor’s handles make no difference. It is also impossible for a pair of scissors to be ‘suitable for both left and right hands.’ This is a lie created by marketers that don’t understand the real challenge faced by a LH person when they try to use a pair of standard scissors.
Left handed scissors – what’s the real difference?
The primary difference between left and right handed scissors is the way the blades are connected. With a standard pair of scissors when you open them, the blade on the right side goes up and the blade on the left side goes down. It doesn’t matter if you turn the scissors over, when you open them the blade on the right will still be the one on the top. It doesn’t matter if you change the contour or shape of the handles; the blade position remains the same. If you don’t believe me go and get a pair of scissors and try it.
The special thing about scissors for left hands is that when you open them, the blade on the left hand side goes to the top. This means the blade on the right sits on the bottom. We know this is quite tricky to describe in words, this is why we made a video. In this video Kim from GriffinOT shows you the real difference between left and right handed scissors.
Video – Right and Left Handed Scissors Explained