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Folding scissors suggestion please...

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by bryan123, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. bryan123

    bryan123 Loaded Pockets

    Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation on a small,, lightweight pair of folding scissors to do duty on my keychain when I can't bring either my SAK Classic or my LM Micra in no-blade situations.

    Anyone have any experience with the Dritz, Fiskars or Slin n Snip Original?

    I tried the generic pair from Walmart and found it inadequate. Too heavy and blades wouldn't come together at the tips.

    Anything under $15-20 would be fine, looking for the best option.

  2. Getahl

    Getahl Loaded Pockets

    Slip n snips are light, with rounded edges, and carry well. Pretty well made, and I like them better than the scissors on the Micra. I've had a pair about a year, and I like them.

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  3. Water-Rat

    Water-Rat Loaded Pockets

    Slip N Snips work great. Obviously, with blades that small, they're not great for longer cuts (leaves jagged edges on paper if you're not careful), but they're perfect for carrying in your pocket. Perfect size for a fifth pocket or even inside a wallet. You could put a split ring through a handle to attach it to something. I've used them to cut wire and cardboard. I even figured out a way to open them one handed, so I can keep a hand on what I'm working on while drawing the scissors.
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  4. jkjustic

    jkjustic Loaded Pockets

    I keep these in my OP1 they work great [​IMG]
    Cuda 18826 Titanium from tackledirect.com they have great reviews
  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

    Fiskars has a folding model for under $10.
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  6. O_G

    O_G Loaded Pockets

    victorinox jetsetter
  7. Nick4305
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    One more vote for Slip N' Snip
  8. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Here's another thought. LM Style PS. No blade; designed to be TSA compliant. Would give you scissors, pliers, tweezers, nail file, small screwdriver.


    Moshe ben David
  9. Blackheart
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    • +1 Supporter

    Blackheart Loaded Pockets

    Allow me to throw this out there:

    3.5" mini emt shears

    Not folding, but thin and light (do yourself a favor and cut/grind off the bent tab on the one end).

  10. jag-engr
    • Administrator

    jag-engr Semper Bufo! Staff Member

    Dovo scissors are high-end scissors that fold up like the Dritz scissors but are much higher quality. I don't have personal experience with them, but 0dBm recommends them. Garret Wade has them on sale right now here.
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  11. bryan123

    bryan123 Loaded Pockets

    After checking out the above suggestions, and thanks everyone, I may go with the Dovo/Wade, my Spyderco bug, my Craftsman 4-way screwdriver and my Nitecore Tube as my new EDC keychain setup. Highest quality everything with no compromises in performance anywhere.

  12. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo! Staff Member

    In my opinion (since you did ask for it), I would get a Victorinox Rambler or Manager (Rambler + pen) and spend a little more on a light with better PWM, such as Fenix's new UC02. The Dovo scissors are very nice, but so are the ones on a Vic. The Spyderco Bug is overbuilt for such a small knife. The two screwdrivers on the Rambler allow better leverage than the Craftsman 4-way.

    If you want the tools without the knife, simply have the blade removed on a Victorinox (or a LM Micra) and enjoy the other tools.
  13. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

    That's a good price for that! I may purchase another since the Missus keeps "borrowing" mine for extended periods. I often need to pry them from her fingertips.:nah_disagree:
  14. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

    Just ordered another one from Garret Wade so the wife can have her own.:D
  15. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo! Staff Member

    Those are sharp, compact scissors - I wouldn't try prying those from someone's hand!:eek:

    It's a good thing you ordered another pair.
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  16. lisantica

    lisantica Loaded Pockets

    I was looking for a pair of pocket scissors and ran across your thread.
    Based on reading the replies:

    I bought the Slip 'N Snip - LOVE 'em!!!!! As member Water-Rat mentioned above, they can be opened one handed - with practice. :)
    I bought the Fiskars - they'll do in a pinch, but I like the Slips better as the metal on them is smoother around the finger area than the plastic-type material.
    I have those Dovo's on order as I saw the link in time while they were still on special. I'm hoping they're worth it.
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  17. BobM

    BobM Empty Pockets

    The Dovo's work really well when opened but the opening and closing takes some practice, they are quite stiff. I was disappointed for the money.
  18. lisantica

    lisantica Loaded Pockets

    I'm wondering what the difference is with the Dovo's, made in Germany, and the ones I bought which I now realize are made in Nogent, France.
  19. Prepare2Prep

    Prepare2Prep Loaded Pockets

    I bought my wife the Fiskars set she seems to really like them.
  20. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

    About $20
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